Virgin Galactic spaceship gets closer to take-off

Andrea Divirgilio / March 5, 2010

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While humans have always thought of flying in the sky, no one took the thought as seriously as billionaire Sir Richard Branson. Richard Branson has unveiled plans to begin powered test flights of its rocket spaceship by 2011, and boy, are you feeling the butterflies in your stomach as well? Before we could achieve weightlessness and see the curvature of the earth against a backdrop of deep black space, Virgin Galactic ensures to clear all the major hurdles in the project. While the start-up date remains uncertain, it seems more than evident now that commercial space tourism has marked its presence.

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Via: SMH

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