Your flight is now departing… for space


What looks like the stuff science fiction movies are made out of, the Mojave Air & Space port is scheduled to open next year.

The venture is a joint one between Virgin Galactic and Mojave-based aerospace firm Scaled Composites, with plans to build three launch aircraft and five spaceships that can take passengers into space for $140,000 each beginning as early as 2012!

‘There’s been just over 500 people in space since 1961 – we hope to carry 500 in our first year,’ said Will Whitehorn, Virgin Galactic’s MD.

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