Posted December 2, 2009 by BookingBuddy
You’ve sailed the seven seas and climbed the highest mountains, so what else is there to do these days? After all, when you’ve explored the four corners of the earth, everything else can seem rather prosaic. Well, if you happen to have a spare £120 000 lying around (quick, look under the sofa!), Virgin Galactic will be happy to take you into space.
The company’s sub-orbital space plane – rather unfancifully called SpaceShipTwo – is currently in the last stages of construction. After its completion, it is expected to undergo some test flights early next year.
While you won’t be able to go to the moon or even to the International Space Station, you will be able to fly up to 50 000 feet and look down on the Earth’s curvature as you float around in total weightlessness. That’s still a lot more exciting than spending a wet summer weekend in Butlins, wouldn’t you say?
Of course, going into space may not be for everyone (especially if you’re like my mum and have a phobia of heights) but 300 people have already paid for a ticket so they can float around for a few minutes. And if you simply can’t afford the fee, you can always try recreating the experience by jumping on your bed while the lights are off.
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