NoLifeLine wrote:Richard Branson is planning commercial fights of his SpaceShipTwo towards the middle of the year and he will be flying too.
Virgin Galactic's founder, Richard Branson says he expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after the completion of a series of test flights starting within weeks.
I have a lot of respect for him being one of the first to fly in the new spacecraft. I do not like the technology though. Seems far too limited. I wish he had thrown his money into Skylon instead. What do you guys think of it?
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Noshow wrote:It will be passenger flights just for the experience. Low g, the round earth, "space". That might be enough for a lot of people who otherwise travel through jungles, the Himalayas or Antarctica. Might very well turn out to be a business. And it might help to get the general public again to be more interested in human spaceflight.
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