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UAE: Details of Virgin Galactic space travel emerge with whopping $250,000 price tag

2 22.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Dubai Airshow
W/S Virgin Galactic stand
M/S Visitors in Virgin Galactic stand
C/U SpaceShipTwo model on display
M/S Visitors in Virgin Galactic stand
C/U Satellite model hanging from ceiling
M/S Head Of Communications at Virgin Galactic Aleanna Crane talking to visitors
SOT, Aleanna Crane, Head Of Communications at Virgin Galactic: "Virgin Galactic is a commercial human space flight company. We actually have just over 600 people that have already bought tickets to fly on board SpaceshipTwo. Right now we aren't open for sales, but we will be again, hopefully later next year. In terms of what buying a ticket with Virgin Galactic means, it means you get to fly on board Spaceship Two, and we actually have the vehicles with us as a model, just here today. And behind me are actually the space suits that our customers will be wearing."
C/U Space trip trajectory *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Aleanna Crane, Head Of Communications at Virgin Galactic: "So a big part of it is that you will spend four days out in Spaceport America in New Mexico. The three days leading up to your flight you will be spending time with Beth Moses, our chief astronaut instructor, our pilots, and other members of our team, who will spend time with you in [those] three days, making sure that you are fully equipped, and trained, and ready for your space flight, which will happen on the fourth day."
M/S Crane talking to visitors
C/U Visitor checking phone
C/U SpaceShipTwo model on display
M/S People taking photos next to model
C/U Model
M/S Space suits
C/U Union Jack on suit
M/S Space suits
M/S Visitor
C/U Info board with details
M/S Visitor looking at model
C/U Sign on space suit
SOT, Abdul Aziz al-hosani, Local: "Yes, of course I want to buy a ticket, because for me it is a dream to go to space, and see how we can live there in the space, and how the stars look from there, and the sun and the earth."
C/U Promotional video
M/S Visitors at stand
W/S Virgin Galactic stand
SCRIPT
Virgin Galactic has revealed its very swish model of the Spaceship Two model in Dubai's international airport on Thursday. The company will be one of the first to offer private astronaut missions.
A spokesperson revealed that over 600 people have already bought tickets to fly on Spaceship Two, including many residents of the UAE. The tickets come with a whopping $250,000 (€226,000) price tag. Tickets are currently not on sale but will be again "hopefully later next year."
Aleanna Crane, head of communications at Virgin Galactic, said the flight process takes four days, beginning at Spaceport America in New Mexico.
"The three days leading up to your flight you will be spending time with Beth Moses, our chief astronaut instructor, our pilots, and other members of our team, who will spend time with you in [those] three days, making sure that you are fully equipped, and trained, and ready for your space flight, which will happen on the fourth day," she said.
The $250,000 ticket will take the space tourists on a 90-minute flight to the edge of space, and includes a very snazzy space suit.