Galactic Status: Virgin Airlines Offers One Frequent Flier A Trip To Space
Virgin is one of my favorite airlines to fly on — it's kind of like the airline of the future, with interactive displays in every head rest, cool lighting, an animated safety video, and there's almost always WiFi on board. But Virgin is looking to be even more futuristic, promising the customer with the most miles at the end of the year a chance to upgrade to Galactic status. That's right, the person who flew the most on Virgin Airlines will win a ride to space courtesy of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
Justin Bieber to pay $250,000 for Richard Branson space odyssey
Canadian pop-star, and emerging pop-diva, Justin Bieber, is going into space. Bieber and manager Scooter Braun have signed on for a 2-day 'suborbital' space flight with Virgin Galactic, owned by American entrepreneur, Richard Branson.
DiCaprio travels to space for AIDS research with Russian fan
Leonardo DiCaprio and 37-year-old Russian Vasily Kylukin, who bid $1.5 million at the 20th amfAR auction to sit next to DiCaprio in space, will board Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flight to promote AIDS research.
Richard Branson Plans Orbital Spaceships For Virgin Galactic
Velcroman1 writes "Following the historic first rocket-powered flight of its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, Virgin Galactic plans to build a fleet of spaceships and begin ferrying hundreds of tourists into space in 2014. And then? A whole new kind of spacecraft, Sir Richard Branson said. 'We'll be building orbital spaceships after that,' Branson told Fox News Tuesday, 'so that people who want to go for a week or two can.' Assuming the cost is on the same scale, would you pay a few hundred grand for a few weeks in orbit?"
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Inches Closer to Space
“We will be going to space at the end of this year,” Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, said after the vessel, the SpaceShipTwo, made its first powered flight.