In a video interview with Business Insider, Richard Branson said that space travel will remain very expensive for the next decade, but that Virgin Galactic has an idea to allow people to fly very cheaply that it plans to unveil in about four months from now.
He refused to say any more, but the guys over at the Rocketeers blog are speculating that it would involve an official Virgin Galactic ticket lottery.
I’m thinking that’s a pretty good guess. I really can’t envision any other scenario that would significantly bring down the cost of a SpaceShipTwo ticket to make them affordable. Nor do I believe there’s any really inexpensive alternatives to SpaceShipTwo that Virgin Galactic has in the works.
You can view the video here.