Virgin Galactic opens its doors for space tourism, Check ticket price & other details here

The space tourism by Virgin Galactic has been reopened for a limited period & tickets are priced at $450,000.

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The general public yearning to see the curvature of the Earth can now book tickets with Virgin Galactic. The tickets are priced at $450,000. This is a limited period offer. Earlier this space commercial service tickets were sold at $250,000 per seat. And this had to be booked months in advance including a spot booking advance.

The company announced on Tuesday (Feb 15th) that for a very short period of time they will entertain aspiring space travellers starting February 16th. A total of 1000 travellers will be able to make to this spatial flight for this year.

Virgin Galactic CEO Micheal Colglazier stated in his official statement,” At Virgin Galactic, we believe that space is transformational. We plan to have our first 1000 customers on board at the start of commercial service later this year, providing an incredibly stronger foundation as we begin regular operations and scale our fleet.”

The company is yet to mention the end date for its limited time period offer. The existing database of customers shows that this isn’t the 1st time Virgin Galactic has given the general public the Opportunity. In August 2021 it had for some time opened ticket sales where the founder Richard Branson was on board. In that time duration tickets were priced at $450,000; as earlier mentioned the same ticket would be sold at $250,000.

Virgin Galactic operates a space plane called VSS Unity, which is attached to a mother carrier called VMS Eve. Once they reach an altitude of say 50,000 feet or about 15,000 meters, VSS Unity at a speed of approximately Mach 3 detaches itself from the VMS Eve and pushes into the space with its rocket motor power.

VSS Unity can hold up to 6 passengers and 2 pilots in one go. All of them will experience a few minutes of anti-gravity moments or weightlessness and view the Earth’s Curvature from Sub-orbital space. So far, VSS Unity has been to outer space about 4 times.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is a rival to Virgin Galactic, which has completed 3 successful Sub-orbital spaceflights so far. For further expansion, Virgin Galactic is currently building 2 other spaceflights called VSS Imagine and VSS Inspire.

 

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