Attenborough: 90,000 “Registered Interest” in Virgin Galactic Flights

Artist's conception of WhiteKnight2/SpaceShipTwo in flight (credit: Virgin Galactic)
Artist's conception of WhiteKnight2/SpaceShipTwo in flight (credit: Virgin Galactic)

ITT: Virgin Galactic targets 50,000 flyers
TTGLive.com

Virgin Galactic hopes to carry 50,000 passengers in its first decade of operations.

Speaking at the ITT conference in Dubai chief executive Stephen Attenborough revealed that 320 people have already booked a flight into space at the $200,000 price tag.

“Before investing millions of pounds we needed to show that there was a market for this – and we now have $40 million in a bank from forward bookings for a product nobody has seen yet.

“There is an appetite, 90,000 people have registered interest and that number will grow when the price eventually falls.”

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