Richard Branson's plan is in the balance as Virgin Galactic argues with New Mexico over $200-million spaceport.
The $8-million production plant where the first fleet of passenger-ready Virgin Galactic spaceships will be built, has been completed in California.
Russian aerospace engineers join the race to provide wealthy thrill-seekers with the ultimate holiday destination.
The world's first commercial passenger spaceship moved a step closer to take-off on Friday, as tycoon Richard Branson unveiled a new runway.
The commander of the latest United States shuttle mission on Tuesday welcomed the advent of space tourism.
Virgin Galactic, billionaire Richard Branson's space travel venture, plans to order five more spaceships and aims to turn a profit in five years from its commercial launch in 2010, an official said on Thursday. Prospective space travellers have so far placed deposits totalling more than $31-million for tickets that cost $200 000 each.