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Virgin Galactic offering $450,000 tickets to sub-orbital space

Virgin Galactic
Posted at 5:51 PM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 17:51:13-04

Virgin Galactic has once again started selling tickets to sub-orbital space.

People can reserve a ride on the aircraft for $450,000. Tickets will be offered first to people who joined the company's "Spacefarer Community" by putting down a $100,000 deposit.

The company originally sold tickets, nearly a decade ago, for between $200,000 and $250,000.

Last month, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and five others successfully flew to the edge of space.

The company says it's now prepared to begin commercial operations in 2022.

There are six seats on each hour-long flight.

More than 600 people are reportedly on the waiting list for the trip.