Got 200,000 dollars in your pocket? That’s how much it cost to go up into space on the new Virgin Galactic public space cruiser.
SpaceShipTwo, the first space ship that can take people up into space to see what the earth looks like, was built by Sir Richard Branson. Mr. Branson said test flights could begin later this year and that the first trips could begin in 2010. The ship only holds 6 passengers and two pilots! The ship takes a bumpy liftoff and goes up 68 miles above earth’s surface. You will also become weight less for about a few minutes. The ship will launch from a space port in the
desert. The company Virgin Galactic said that 200 people have already booked, and paid for the flight, and 85,000 have registered an interest to fly.
So what do you think…would you like to travel to space, even if it were only for a few minutes? Would you be willing to shell out $200,000 dollars for the trip? Share you thinking and join us again soon on the Blurb!
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