Sumary of What will it cost to fly Virgin Galactic to space?:
- In the future, Virgin Galactic and other spaceflight companies hope broadening opportunities to fly to space will bring down the cost of a ticket.
- The first paying SpaceShipTwo passengers may begin flying in the next year, after the company completes two more test flights.During Virgin Galactic’s livestream on Sunday, some space tourists-in-waiting spoke about how they were looking forward to taking the flights.
- There was no discussion of the steep cost associated with space travel, which is not limited to Virgin Galactic.An unnamed passenger paid $28 million to join the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos later this month when his rocket company, Blue Origin, is to launch its New Shepard rocket and capsule.