If it goes along with Richard Branson and his team of skilled engineers, and all the signs in heaven and earth prove it, we can expect space tourism for ordinary people to finally become a reality at Christmas or after New Year. Virgin Galactic announced that the test flight is scheduled to take place between November 19 and 23.
The final flight before the regular ones is to take place at the famous SpacePort America in New Mexico. It is from there that Branson's spacecraft will be launched from tourism, one after another, demanding extreme sensations. The company will soon have three vehicles at its disposal, but there will be many more in the future.
And all this because of the great interest in this form of travel. Until now, only selected employees of NASA or the US Air Force could have the honor of flying on board the International Space Station and seeing our beautiful planet from the perspective of outer space. Now similar views will be within the reach of ordinary people.
The company also announced that it conducted training for the first tourists. Uder Armor is responsible for the project. This cinema scanner not only to check the relevant procedures, but also to obtain valuable data that will later increase the quality of experience during flights and ensure the safety of passengers.
Earlier this year, the company unveiled its "One Small Step" program, which allowed prospective customers to deposit $ 1,000 to be given priority to purchase tickets when they go on sale. So far, over 400 people have registered. This shows how much interest there is in space tourism.
Virgin Galactic also announced that in addition to space tourism, experiments will be carried out on board the vehicles for the purposes of NASA and private companies. plans to return to the moon, build the first bases there, and begin the age of space mining.