Virgin Galactic

 

Desert spaceship factory launched

Staff Reporter

The $8-million production plant where the first fleet of passenger-ready Virgin Galactic spaceships will be built, has been completed in California.

Virgin Galactic plans more spaceships

Melanie Lee

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 $200000 each.