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Clear skies for Virgin spaceliner

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:04 am
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By Irene Mona Klotz ; Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has collected $10m in deposits from people wanting a quick ride beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

Another 34,000 would-be astronauts have registered for rides aboard a commercial version of the experimental Ansari X Prize winner SpaceShipOne.

The cost to experience four to five minutes of weightlessness is about $200,000 (£113,242).

The project was threatened earlier this year by US export control regulations.

Read more at bbc.co.uk

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