Virgin Galactic signs deal to launch scientists into space

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March 1, 2011    
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"The space tourism company Virgin Galactic, which is building a fleet of reusable private spaceships, has inked a landmark deal to fly scientists into suborbital space for research. Under the new agreement, Virgin Galactic has sold two tickets for seats aboard the company's SpaceShipTwo commercial spaceliners to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Colorado. Six more seats are on reserve for the institute. The deal has a total value of about $1.6 million and is the first agreement by Virgin Galactic specifically aimed at flying scientists into suborbital space." (02/28/11)  


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