Friday, January 25, 2008
One step closer to achieving true space tourism - the space plane and launch vehicle [BBC] for Virgin Galactic's space tourism programme, SpaceShipTwo and White Knight Two respectively, have been finalized and unveiled. They look pretty cool. The first passenger flights are scheduled to start in 2010, and seats cost $200,000 at the moment. My piggy bank is still only half full (I'm silently cursing myself for stealing a few coins from it now and then to fuel my unhealthy confectionery addiction. Damn my weakness!), so it'll be a while yet before I have enough money to make this dream trip become a reality. Hopefully, costs will come down to earth before I become too old and fragile to embark on such an endeavour!