Sir Branson in Space

The world’s first private, commercial flights into space will begin by 2007, according to Sir Richard Branson, who unveiled plans today for a new “space airline” called VirginGalactic. Branson is supplying $25 million to Burt Rutan, of SpaceShipOne fame, to…

Sep 27, 2004

The world’s first private, commercial flights into space will begin by 2007, according to Sir Richard Branson, who unveiled plans today for a new “space airline” called VirginGalactic. Branson is supplying $25 million to Burt Rutan, of SpaceShipOne fame, to build a fleet of spacecraft that will take well-heeled passengers into space at a cost of about $180,000 per seat, the BBC reports.