Virgin Galactic spaceflight

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Virgin Galactic spaceflight

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Didn't post this when it was live, but it deserves a thread. We have officially entered the age of space tourism after Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson joined the first fully crewed flight of his Unity ship last week, reaching the edge of the atmosphere.



It's so different from a usual space vehicle, the design and operation is fascinating. (see 41:40 in the video)
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I didn't watch the video. I heard about this on the news and thought it was crazy. I guess I can see why some people would want to do space tourism. It just seems like a ton of money....though clearly the participant so far could afford it!
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Yeah, affordable space tourism is a completely different phase we are still a very long way from. But to become accessible to everyone like they say is the goal this is a big first step.
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