Virgin Galactic

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Description

If you ever wanted to go into outer space, but didn't want to fuss with all those years of pesky training in order to become an astronaut, you're in luck! Mind you, you won't be going to the moon or anything, but you will be about 65 miles straight up. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two will whisk you beyond the upper edges of the Earth's atmosphere, and you and five other passengers will experience the weightlessness of space travel for approximately six minutes—though the flight from takeoff to touchdown will last about two-and-a-half hours. This package is available for just $250,000—and they take Bitcoins as payment.

History

Virgin Galactic was founded by British magnate Sir Richard Branson in 2004, and flights could begin as soon as 2014. The company is headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and has launching sites established in both California and Sweden.