After taking its CEO to the edge of space and back, Virgin Galactic is ready to make the return trip, and the company is saving you a spot…for a price.
Virgin Galactic has plans to take its SpaceShipTwo vehicle back to the edge of space as early as next month, and this trip will be what the company refers to as “revenue-generating.” That means seats will be available for purchase by the general public.
Just last month, the Federal Aviation Administration gave Virgin Galactic the clearance to fly paying customers into space, opening ticket sales back up, which have been paused since a fatal test flight in 2014.
“Leveraging the surge in consumer interest following the Unity 22 flight, we are excited to announce the reopening of sales effective today, beginning with our Spacefarer community,” Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier said. “As we endeavor to bring the wonder of space to a broad global population, we are delighted to open the door to an entirely new industry and consumer experience.”