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Virgin Galactic Is Restarting Space Tickets from $450,000

Dais Newsfeed | 06/08/2021 01:39 PM | Click to read full article

After flying its founder Richard Branson to space, Virgin Galactic is restarting ticket sales beginning at $450,000 (roughly Rs. 3 crores), the company announced Thursday. The new price is about double the $200,000 (roughly Rs. 1.4 crores) to $250,000 (roughly Rs. 1.8 crores) paid by around 600 people who previously booked seats on Virgin’s spaceship between 2005 and 2014.

“We are excited to announce the reopening of sales effective today,” said CEO Michael Colglazier in a statement, with first dibs going to people on a waiting list. “As we endeavour to bring the wonder of space to a broad global population, we are delighted to open the door to an entirely new industry and consumer experience.”