Virgin Galactic will be in space for test flights in weeks

Virgin Galactic next phase of test flights will see its spaceship burn its rockets longer and go faster with the goal of reaching space.

A ticket on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two does not come cheap. Currently, the fare price stands at around $250,000.

Yet, while the cost of a commercial trip to space with Virgin Galactic is not expected to come down in the immediate future, Branson said “ultimately” he would like to see the price fall to around $40,000 or $50,000 over the next decade.

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will be flying space within weeks.

25 thoughts on “Virgin Galactic will be in space for test flights in weeks”

  1. He is trying to compete with Musk who has far superior technical knowledge than a guy who made his fortune through mail order CDs. Musk has a degree in physics and was enrolled for his PhD at Stanford in energy physics. As for Bezos, well he also has a high level of education in space related fields with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and so much money to get a crazy good team. Branson cannot compete with that, he does not have the technical training himself and he does not have the cash to throw at it.

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  2. He is trying to compete with Musk who has far superior technical knowledge than a guy who made his fortune through mail order CDs. Musk has a degree in physics and was enrolled for his PhD at Stanford in energy physics. As for Bezos well he also has a high level of education in space related fields with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and so much money to get a crazy good team. Branson cannot compete with that he does not have the technical training himself and he does not have the cash to throw at it.

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  3. this guy has been releasing stuff like this since the mid 2000s … hes just a media whore who has been blown past by the likes of elon musk and even bezos.. he should return the tax payer money to that new mexico town as well

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  4. this guy has been releasing stuff like this since the mid 2000s … hes just a media whore who has been blown past by the likes of elon musk and even bezos.. he should return the tax payer money to that new mexico town as well

    Reply
  5. He is trying to compete with Musk who has far superior technical knowledge than a guy who made his fortune through mail order CDs. Musk has a degree in physics and was enrolled for his PhD at Stanford in energy physics. As for Bezos, well he also has a high level of education in space related fields with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and so much money to get a crazy good team. Branson cannot compete with that, he does not have the technical training himself and he does not have the cash to throw at it.

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  6. He is trying to compete with Musk who has far superior technical knowledge than a guy who made his fortune through mail order CDs. Musk has a degree in physics and was enrolled for his PhD at Stanford in energy physics. As for Bezos well he also has a high level of education in space related fields with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and so much money to get a crazy good team. Branson cannot compete with that he does not have the technical training himself and he does not have the cash to throw at it.

    Reply
  7. He is trying to compete with Musk who has far superior technical knowledge than a guy who made his fortune through mail order CDs. Musk has a degree in physics and was enrolled for his PhD at Stanford in energy physics. As for Bezos, well he also has a high level of education in space related fields with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and so much money to get a crazy good team. Branson cannot compete with that, he does not have the technical training himself and he does not have the cash to throw at it.

    Reply
  8. this guy has been releasing stuff like this since the mid 2000s … hes just a media whore who has been blown past by the likes of elon musk and even bezos.. he should return the tax payer money to that new mexico town as well

    Reply
  9. this guy has been releasing stuff like this since the mid 2000s … hes just a media whore who has been blown past by the likes of elon musk and even bezos.. he should return the tax payer money to that new mexico town as well

    Reply
  10. This business will be stillborn – dead on arrival. By the time they’re able to fly customers suborbitally, even Bezos and his Blue Origin’s New Shepard will be able to offer a better suborbital flight experience, and will grab that entire market. And soon enough, SpaceX followed by Blue Origin will be offering orbital passenger flights.

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  11. This business will be stillborn – dead on arrival. By the time they’re able to fly customers suborbitally even Bezos and his Blue Origin’s New Shepard will be able to offer a better suborbital flight experience and will grab that entire market. And soon enough SpaceX followed by Blue Origin will be offering orbital passenger flights.

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  12. This business will be stillborn – dead on arrival. By the time they’re able to fly customers suborbitally, even Bezos and his Blue Origin’s New Shepard will be able to offer a better suborbital flight experience, and will grab that entire market. And soon enough, SpaceX followed by Blue Origin will be offering orbital passenger flights.

    Reply
  13. This business will be stillborn – dead on arrival. By the time they’re able to fly customers suborbitally even Bezos and his Blue Origin’s New Shepard will be able to offer a better suborbital flight experience and will grab that entire market. And soon enough SpaceX followed by Blue Origin will be offering orbital passenger flights.

    Reply
  14. this guy has been releasing stuff like this since the mid 2000s … hes just a media whore who has been blown past by the likes of elon musk and even bezos.. he should return the tax payer money to that new mexico town as well

    Reply
  15. This business will be stillborn – dead on arrival. By the time they’re able to fly customers suborbitally, even Bezos and his Blue Origin’s New Shepard will be able to offer a better suborbital flight experience, and will grab that entire market. And soon enough, SpaceX followed by Blue Origin will be offering orbital passenger flights.

    Reply

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