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Virgin Galactic will let you hold a spot in line for space flight tickets for $1,000

Virgin Galactic will let you hold a spot in line for...

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Richard Branson stands with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. Getty Images For a $1,000 deposit, would-be astronauts interested in nabbing a seat on a future Virgin Galactic spaceflight can plant their flag at the front of the ticket line. This deposit is part of the company's new One Small Step program, Virgin Galactic said Tuesday. The refundable deposit doesn't…
Virgin Galactic will end up being the very first space-tourism business to list on the New York Stock Exchange next week

Virgin Galactic will end up being the very first space-tourism business...

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Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic will list on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, October 28 under the ticker "SPCE."  To go public, the space-tourism company merged with Social Capital Hedosophia, a venture capital firm. The merger was approved by shareholders Wednesday, according to an SEC filing.  Virgin Galactic has a waitlist of more than…
Virgin Galactic spacesuit has secret options (there is a barf bag!)

Virgin Galactic spacesuit has secret options (there is a barf bag!)

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Virgin Galactic and Under Armour create the first spacesuit for private citizens, as we enter the commercial space age. Sarah Tew/CNET The world's first spacesuit for private astronauts isn't like NASA spacesuits. Created by Under Armour for Virgin Galactic customers who want to dip into space as tourists, the garments are designed to keep riders…
Virgin Stellar spacesuit’s concealed functions video

Virgin Stellar spacesuit’s concealed functions video

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We get an inside look at the spacesuit for tourists, made by Under Armour for Virgin Galactic flights in 2020.
See the Virgin Galactic spacesuits personal astronauts will endure the flight

See the Virgin Galactic spacesuits personal astronauts will endure the flight

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Trevor Beattie, the future astronaut in the center, showed the crowd his only surviving childhood artifact, a school project he made all about his desire to go to space. He left a spot for a future newspaper clipping about his journey. Read the article Published:October 16, 2019Caption:Sarah TewPhoto:Sarah Tew/CNET
Virgin Galactic spacesuits will allow you to ‘savor’ the journey

Virgin Galactic spacesuits will allow you to ‘savor’ the journey

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A look at the latest in space wear.  Steven Counts In preparing to go into space, at least Virgin Galactic's private astronauts won't have to worry about what to wear. Virgin Galactic and Under Armour showed off their astronaut apparel Wednesday in Yonkers, New York, at an iFly Indoor Skydiving location.  The total apparel package…
Virgin Orbit goals to launch world’s first industrial Mars satellite tv for pc mission

Virgin Orbit goals to launch world’s first industrial Mars satellite tv...

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Expect visitors, Mars.  Getty / Science Photo Library Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit and Polish satellite company SatRevolution have teamed up to launch what they hope will be the world's first commercial small satellite mission to Mars, the companies said in a Wednesday press release. The consortium -- which also includes several Polish technical universities --…
Virgin Stellar aircraft simply got an action better to taking you to area

Virgin Stellar aircraft simply got an action better to taking you...

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Virgin Galactic announced a major milestone in the manufacturing process for its next spaceship on Sept. 17. Virgin Galactic There's something awe-inspiring about seeing a space vehicle before it's finished. An actual spaceflight might be its most glorious moment, but a lot of raw energy and work goes into getting it there.  Space tourism company Virgin…
Contained in the Virgin Galactic spaceport sending the mega wealthy into house

Contained in the Virgin Galactic spaceport sending the mega wealthy into...

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Barista Island in the Gaia lounge at the Gateway to Space building of Spaceport America. Eric Mack The chai latte served at Spaceport America's Gateway to Space in New Mexico is just as wonderful as the employees of Virgin Galactic promised me it would be.  Yes, the frothy sweet tea is delicious, but the signal…
Virgin Galactic revealed the elegant lounge where travelers will hang out prior to their $250,000 journeys into area

Virgin Galactic revealed the elegant lounge where travelers will hang out...

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Virgin Galactic unveiled the luxurious lounge area where those paying the company to send them into space will spend time before and after their trips, which will cost $250,000 for a 90-minute flight. The "Gateway to Space," part of Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America in New Mexico, is "now operationally functional," the company said on Thursday,…

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