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UAE: Details of Virgin Galactic space travel emerge with whopping $250,000 price tag

United Arab Emirates, Dubai
November 22, 2019 at 11:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Virgin Galactic has revealed its very swish model of the Spaceship Two model in Dubai's international airport on Thursday. The company will be one of the first to offer private astronaut missions.

A spokesperson revealed that over 600 people have already bought tickets to fly on Spaceship Two, including many residents of the UAE. The tickets come with a whopping $250,000 (€226,000) price tag. Tickets are currently not on sale but will be again "hopefully later next year."

Aleanna Crane, head of communications at Virgin Galactic, said the flight process takes four days, beginning at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

"The three days leading up to your flight you will be spending time with Beth Moses, our chief astronaut instructor, our pilots, and other members of our team, who will spend time with you in [those] three days, making sure that you are fully equipped, and trained, and ready for your space flight, which will happen on the fourth day," she said.

The $250,000 ticket will take the space tourists on a 90-minute flight to the edge of space, and includes a very snazzy space suit.

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Virgin Galactic has revealed its very swish model of the Spaceship Two model in Dubai's international airport on Thursday. The company will be one of the first to offer private astronaut missions.

A spokesperson revealed that over 600 people have already bought tickets to fly on Spaceship Two, including many residents of the UAE. The tickets come with a whopping $250,000 (€226,000) price tag. Tickets are currently not on sale but will be again "hopefully later next year."

Aleanna Crane, head of communications at Virgin Galactic, said the flight process takes four days, beginning at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

"The three days leading up to your flight you will be spending time with Beth Moses, our chief astronaut instructor, our pilots, and other members of our team, who will spend time with you in [those] three days, making sure that you are fully equipped, and trained, and ready for your space flight, which will happen on the fourth day," she said.

The $250,000 ticket will take the space tourists on a 90-minute flight to the edge of space, and includes a very snazzy space suit.

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