A project Virgin Galactic which have been around for 14 years almost hits commercial market. Sir Richard Branson spent over 1 bn dollars of his own and 300 mln dollars from investors to finally reach an important milestone. Virgin Galactic spaceship 2 reached altitude of over 80 km which is consider a boarder of space in United States.
Entrepreneur claims he will use his vehicle to get to the space within 3-4 test flights. Over 600 people are already waiting for commercial use of Branson’s project which probably will start in 1 year.
The spaceship (first picture) will take 8 people to the boarder of space 2 pilots and 6 passengers. it will be uplifted thanks to Whiteknight two ( second picture) at the altitude of 15 km and then little spacecraft will start it trusters and get customers to the edge of space.
Despite the fact Virgin galactic haven’t started yet it already have competition thanks to another giant company which is Amazon. Jeff Bezos have the same ambition of taking people to the edge of space but to the international one which is Karman line (around 100 km). On the other hand Branson accepts that and claims that this area of bussines will have enough space for both of them but not anyone else.
This will change change definitly the turistic market forever and will bring it closer to interplanetar travels.