In the context: Virgin Galactic has resumed ticket sales to allow one of its ships to fly to the edge of space. Tickets will not be available to many as prices start at nearly half a million dollars. With luck, over time, costs will decrease and space travel will become available to more people.
Virgin Galactic as part of financial report for the second quarter of 2021 Private astronauts will have three packages to choose from: a single seat, a multiple seat in which you can take a friend or family member with you, and a ransom for the entire flight. Prices start at $ 450,000 per seat and sales will initially be reserved for first hand pickers, with Virgin Galactic prioritizing the space travel community.
The company also noted that the next rocket flight will take place at the end of September from Spaceport America in New Mexico.
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson took part in the company’s last space flight on July 11. Nine days later, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos went into space via his space company Blue Origin.
Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier said during the company’s profit and loss announcement that they will take a break after the September flight to upgrade the VMS Eve, the jet ship used during the launches. Upon completion, Virgin Galactic will conduct a final test flight before resuming commercial missions with Unity 25 in the third quarter of 2022.
Virgin Galactic is up more than six percent on the news, trading at $ 33.58 at the time of writing.