Aug 5 (Reuters) – Spaceship firm Virgin Galactic stated it is going to open ticket gross sales on Thursday for house flights beginning at $450,000 a seat, weeks after billionaire founder Richard Branson’s high-profile journey to the sting of house.
Branson soared greater than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket aircraft on July 11 and safely returned within the car’s first absolutely crewed check flight to house, a symbolic milestone for a enterprise he began 17 years in the past.
Shares of the corporate rose 5% in prolonged buying and selling on Thursday.
In June, Virgin Galactic obtained approval from the U.S. aviation security regulator to fly folks to house.
The corporate stated it is going to have three shopper choices – a single seat, a multi-seat package deal and a full-flight purchase out.
Gross sales will initially open to the corporate’s important record of “early hand-raisers”, it stated.
Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Modifying by Devika Syamnath