Virgin Galactic flights due in 30 months

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Virgin Galactic boss Sir Richard Branson has revealed he is expecting the inaugural flight of his space shuttle to take place in 30 months' time.

Discussing plans for Virgin Galactic whilst on a trip to Kenya, Branson said he would reveal details of the mothership, which will take the shuttle into space, in July.

Launch and landing points will be in New Mexico and the journey will last an estimated 150 minutes.

On each trip there will be just six passengers and the spaceship will reach a height of 100km, just past the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

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