Virgin Galactic: We’ll Half Cost of Space Tourism in Five Years

Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo with SpaceShipTwo (credit: Virgin Galactic)
Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo with SpaceShipTwo (credit: Virgin Galactic)

Attention earthlings: more spaceports coming soon
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Whitehorn said he envisaged the price of the ticket decreasing once the concept became more popular and more spacecraft had been built.

“In five years we will get the price halved [to $100,000],” he said. “If you look at it, when you get into more of a mass market, it’s actually very easy to expand things from there. By this time we will have done a lot of flights.”

“It’s not going to be as safe as travelling on a Boeing 747 because it’s space travel, but it’s so much safer than anything done in space before,” he said. “I would expect it to be on par with travelling in a light aircraft, which is pretty safe.”

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