Virgin Galactic Space Flight has been all over the news. It is set on a space journey that will make exceptional very unexceptional and here’s all you need to know about it. A plane from the Virgin Galactic Space company took a crew of 6 members to the edge of space and landed back safely in New Mexico on Sunday morning.
This Virgin Galactic company is owned by a British business tycoon, Richard Branson. He founded this company back in 2004 with the idea to provide adventure lovers a trip to the edge of space and back. He started the company with the initial expectation that everything would be ready in a couple or three years but he had to wait for over 17 years for his dream to come true and it is still due as normal passengers did not start their voyages yet.
However, his long-awaited dream came true with this trip to the edge of space on Sunday.The space plane ignited its engine at around 11:25 on Sunday morning taking six members into space. This cruise involved two pilots and four passengers along with Richard Branson, Beth Moses – the chief astronaut instructor, Colin Bennett – lead operations engineer, and Sirisha Bandla- vice president of government affairs and research operations among others. All three are employees of the Virgin Galactic Space Flight.
They used this trip to evaluate how it would be for passengers in the future. Even years before the initial success of this fight, hundreds of people booked their seats for their future trips once everything will be ready and approved. On an average, over six hundred people signed up paying $200,000, and the price soon hiked up to $250,000. These rates date back to 2014 when sales were last open. According to the experts, if the sales resume soon, the price is expected to go much higher.
Even the Italian Air Force has bought tickets for future flights for their scientific research. Keeping apart all the remarkable success the company has achieved today, Virgin Galactic has to test three more flights before opening it for regular passengers. It still needs all the approvals from various boards as only “learning” and “testing” consent is given to the company.
Considering these, the truth cannot be ruled out that it would take more time for common people to go on an adventure cruise to the edge of space, yet today’s achievement is a great step in making “easy” the new “exceptional”. After the journey of his dreams, Richard Branson quoted it as “The Experience of a Lifetime”.