Space & Astronomy
Virgin space tourists could launch from Scotland
By T.K. Randall
June 15, 2010 · 8 comments
Image Credit: Virgin Galactic
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space tourism flights could launch from an RAF base in Scotland.
The company is hoping to begin flights by 2015 and is currently attempting to appeal for legislation to be changed in Britain to permit commercial flights.
Virgin Galactic is confident that space tourism will go ahead by 2012 in the U. S. – having already taken more than $65million (Ł45million) in bookings from 335 wannabe astronauts. About 50 per cent of those already signed up are American, with the next biggest interest coming from Britain.
Source: Daily Mail
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