Aussie over the moon about leaving Earth
The West Australian
Glenys Ambe, who has bought a ticket on Sir Richard Bransonâ€™s Virgin Galactic spaceship, resembled a giddy schoolgirl today as she sat and watched a simulated flight of the aircraft.
The 56-year-old fashion shop owner from Brisbane was a star guest at a technology launch by Virgin Galactic in Sydney, which included a digital simulation of the two-hour flight that will cost her $A277,400.
But she has no doubts it will be money well spent.
â€œI have always wanted to go up into space,â€ Ms Ambe said. â€œIâ€™m old enough to remember the first manned flights (to the moon). The only day I wagged school in my whole life was when my father gave me permission to … the day they walked on the moon.â€
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