Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is taking us one step closer to commercial space travel. Featured on NBC, Virgin Galactic recently had a successful test flight. Branson’s company took the world’s first commercial space liner Space Ship 2 (SS2), more than 71,000 feet into the air. Double the height flown by normal commercial airplanes, passengers will soon be able to fly high enough to see the roundness of the earth and the darkness of space above.
SS2 is a combination of carbon composite technology and is about 60 feet long. Its rocket motor and aerodynamic forces contribute to SS2’s stability and control. The 90’ diameter cabin allows for maximum room. Astronauts will have enough space to float in zero gravity. And no need to fight over the widow seat! Each passenger gets the same seating position with two large windows. The ship has one side window and one overhead giving passengers spectacular views of the suborbital atmosphere.
Forest Travel has confirms that nearly 700 people have already reserved their seat. The program is schedule to launch its first flights later this year. Tickets for this supersonic flight will cost about $200,000 and will increase to $250,000 June 1st, 2014.
Our accredited space agents wait with the rest of the world in anticipation fort his historic life changing experience.
In case you missed it this morning, Sir Richard Branson & Virgin Galactic, the pioneers of space travel were featured on NBC! With space tourism launching in 2014, the entire world waits in anticipation of this historic and exciting event.
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For the 2nd time Virgin Galactic Spaceship Enterprise has broken the sound barrier, reaching new altitudes and speeds over 1,000 miles per hour! This flight was the first glimpse at the entire unique system in action, with deployment carried out flawlessly.
Miami, FL/LWW Press/March 7, 2013 – –David Mendal, President, Forest Travel Agency, was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Latino American Who’s Who. David’s involvement in the tourism and airline industries began at the early age of 9, when he worked at Avianca Airlines’ reservation center in Bogota, Colombia. At 16, while a student at Cushing Academy, David worked in a travel agency and serviced the worldwide travel plans of Cushing’s international student body. It was during this time that David learned to book and ticket global travel.
With his passion for travel firmly established, David started working at Forest Travel Agency as a reservation assistant. Two years later, at age 20, he became the manager of the agency. In this capacity, he handled both groups and individual reservations. By age 23, David had become one of the youngest travel agency owners in the United States; and Forest Travel one of the top agencies in the South East coast. Continue reading
MOJAVE, Calif. – Today, Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJC, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2). The test, conducted by teams from Scaled Composites (Scaled) and Virgin Galactic, officially marks Virgin Galactic’s entrance into the final phase of vehicle testing prior to commercial service from Spaceport America in New Mexico. Continue reading