Thursday, April 24, 2014

V is for Virgin Atlantic


Care to take a flight into space? As a civilian, of course. Why not? The opportunity is right on the horizon.

Virgin Galactic, part of Sir Richard Branson's incredible vision (and perhaps madness), plans to make available sub-orbital flights for the general public, for space science missions, and for orbital launches of small satellites. Well, at least for those who can afford it. here's the cost breakdown for tourists:

Pioneer Astronaut – The Earliest Available Seat
Deposit - US$200k full payment up front Our most popular reservation and nearly sold out Join the community of over 500 future astronauts Secure one of the last remaining seats among the first 500 to fly Expect to be among the first 1000 humans to have travelled to space Priority access to Galactic events, milestones and trips Pioneer welcome and confirmation package 
Guarantee the price of $200k for your spaceflight
Voyager Astronaut – Join the Waiting List for a Later Seat
Deposit - $20k Join the community of over 500 future astronauts Secure a spot on the waiting list after the first 500 to fly Take part in the Galactic milestones, events and trips Voyager welcome and confirmation package 
Guarantee the price of $200k for your spaceflight
Spaceship Charter
$1 millionAn exclusive spaceflight for you and up to 5 friendsPioneer status for all 6 seats
6 seats for the price of 5
Spaceport America
Yes, our world is changing before our very eyes. Gotta love Branson's vision, "Screw it, let's do it!"
So be the first on your block to reserve your spot as an astronaut. Just think of the bragging rights you can have at your annual Fourth of July block party. I double dog dare anyone to top this exploit! Especially that nosey Gladys Kravitz across the street (bonus points for who identifies this character). 

17 comments:

  1. Now those are some pretty chunks of change! Guess I'll have to be content w/seeing space at the movies. =)

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  2. If only I could afford it! Sir Richard Branson is indeed mad, but in a good way. I definitely admire his vision and his ability to make things happen. "Screw it, let's do it!"

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  3. Hi Stephen .. yes Richard Branson's vision, determination and entrepreneurship has held him in good stead after disastrous beginnings - shows we can all rise from the ashes .. but I think I'll stay on earth, apart from a few problems like dosh. Great you've featured him and his vision ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  5. Verily, I have vast vats of loot to joining the virgins. Thank you for this informative post and have a great weekend!
    Garden of Eden Blog

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  6. I just wish I had enough money to take the whole family (canine babies included). :)

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  7. I love his enthusiasm! But yeah, that's not in my price range. :)

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  8. I haven't heard the word 'dosh' for years Hilary. I haven't got the money either, nor probably the life expectancy. I would go if I could though.

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  9. I'll take the charter. Might as well go in style.

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  10. I'll have to pass - I'd never be able to afford it!

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  11. I guess the most I can afford is to read about it on your blog. :-) I'm your newest A-Z follower, and it's nice to "meet" you.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  12. Although I'd heard a lot about this, I hadn't seen the breakdown of prices. This goes on my bucket list as soon as I make my first million. :-)

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
    Jocelyn

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  13. In my dreams I'd be flying with those first 500. Wish he'd let someone go for free!

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  14. Gladys Kravitz--the neighbour in Bewitched. Loved her character.

    I think I would be far too motion sick, unfortunately, to ever be a good astronaut. Maybe in my dreams :)

    Thanks fr being an A-z host

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  15. Um, can somebody float me a loan?

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  16. I've heard about this. I don't think I'd want to go to space, even if it was free. It terrifies me!

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