The tourist spacecraft is ready for this year’s summer vacation

The tourist spacecraft is ready for this year’s summer vacation

If you’re struggling to find tickets abroad this summer, Virgin can help.

Especially if you don’t mind flipping through your wallet.

In May, Virgin Galactic will make a test flight into space.

The goal of the four-man test is to get the space ready as a vacation destination as early as June.

The company announced this on Monday, according to the news agency Reuters.

Five million pieces

The company, which is owned by billionaire Richard Branson, had to delay start-up last year due to a shortage of labor and raw materials.

After a major spacecraft upgrade in February, ticket sales have reopened.

Pricing starts at just under NOK 4.7 million, plus a deposit of just over NOK 1.5 million.

Hit the streets: Billionaire Richard Branson is ready to share his space experience with adventurous (and wealthy) tourists.  Photo: Virgin Galactic/Reuters

Hit the streets: Billionaire Richard Branson is ready to share his space experience with adventurous (and wealthy) tourists. Photo: Virgin Galactic/Reuters

according to CNN The company has already sold 200 tickets at that price, while the 600 who were early managed to hijack the holiday cruise at half the price.

In the news, Virgin Galactic stock rose four percent on Monday.

Test flight: Virgin Galactic's Spaceship 2, consisting of the VSS Enterprise rocket plane and White Knight carrier plane, during a test flight over the Mojave Desert.  Photo: Virgin Galactic/Reuters

Test flight: Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship 2, consisting of the VSS Enterprise rocket plane and White Knight carrier plane, during a test flight over the Mojave Desert. Photo: Virgin Galactic/Reuters

Low climate emissions

Scientists warn that space tourism will bring with it increased risks of damage to the ozone layer.

– It directly affects the middle and upper atmosphere, where the protective ozone layer is located, researchers from the University of Canterbury wrote in a scientific article in New Zealand.

Gears Speed: Virgin Galactic joins SpaceX and other competitors to send

Gear speed: Virgin Galactic joins SpaceX and other competitors to send “ordinary people” into space. Photo: Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic/AP

Branson confirms to the TV channel CNBC Climate emissions from space tourism are on the way down.

Virgin and our competitors have significantly reduced carbon emissions from space travel. Branson says it will continue to decline.

He believes that this will serve humanity.

You cannot and should not stop progress. By progressing you get breakthroughs. The billionaire says you never know what kind of hack you’ll get, but it will serve the planet.

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