When discussing the journey, the CEO of Virgin Galactic, Michael Colglazier, said that the corporate made “one other historic leap ahead … demonstrating how our spaceflights will broaden entry to area.” Virgin Galactic famous that this places it on observe for making these area journeys a month-to-month prevalence, with the subsequent mission (known as Galactic 03) scheduled to take off in September. Though the CEO famous that “area is for everybody,” you will must shell out at the least $450,000 to get a ticket. That is nearly twice as a lot as an OceanGate ticket.
Although the flight was notable for each its success and its milestones, this wasn’t the primary time personal astronauts took a visit into area. For instance, “Star Trek” actor William Shatner joined Jeff Bezos on a flight to area in 2021. In that very same 12 months, the billionaire enterprise magnate and founding father of Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, took to the celebrities on his personal joyride. The corporate has since been conducting flights to get industrial area journey up and working — and these efforts have, naturally, spurred authorities authorities into motion.