Branson's Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at US$450,000

Branson's Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at US$450,000

6/8/2021 1:05:00 AM

Branson's Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at US$450,000

Spaceship company Virgin Galactic said it will open ticket sales on Thursday for space flights starting at US$450,000 a seat, weeks after billionaire founder Richard Branson's high-profile trip to the edge of space. Branson soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket

Shares of the company rose 5per cent in extended trading on Thursday.In June, Virgin Galactic received approval from the U.S. aviation safety regulator to fly people to space.The company said it will have three consumer offerings - a single seat, a multi-seat package and a full-flight buy out.

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Sales will initially open to the company's significant list of"early hand-raisers", it said.(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath) Read more: CNA »

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