Virgin Galactic

(Note : there is no commercial relationship between Virgin Galactic and Swiss Space Tourism, a non-profit Association).

Reference Wikipedia, April 2019

Virgin Galactic is a Virgin Group company of billionaire Richard Branson, which aims to sell suborbital flights to the public.

Virgin Galactic plans to send six passengers in orbit per flight, at a cost of 450,000 US$, at an altitude of less than 100 km (between 80-90 km) with a flight duration ranging from 2 to 3 hours.

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Richard Branson, its President and Founder flew himself aboard his spaceship, during a technical flight test. Flight type: suborbital. Number of passenger seats: 6. Duration of flight: 2-3 hours. Time in weightlessness: 4-5 minutes. Plane carrier: WhiteKnight Two. Airplane: SpaceShipTwo VSS UNITY (2 pilots). Miscellaneous: droplet at 15km altitude.

View of the WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane and the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity rocket plane.

In the history of the Space Conquest, only around 600 different astronauts took off from Earth. Currently, only the Russian Federal Space Agency Roskosmos has sent “tourists” into space, 9 in total at a cost of about 20-35 million dollars for a stay of a few days on board the International Space Station ISS.

This is the profile of the Virgin Galactic flight. This is a suborbital flight.

The Spatial spacecraft used will be the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity, 6 passenger seats and 2 pilots.

The Karman Line, located 100km above sea level, delimits the boundary between the Earth’s atmosphere and Space.

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