Leave it to Virgin Atlantic billionaire Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson and American aerospace engineer Burt Rutan. For just the price of a modest house they'll fly you into space on a two and a half hour round trip with five minutes of weightlessness. @ a mere $40,000 per weightless minute. As if real estate wasn't enough, set your sights on the outer atmosphere and you may be spaceborne as soon as 2011.
Spaceship II was unveiled today in the Mojave Desert after two years of highly guarded secrecy, the first public appearance of a commercial passenger spacecraft. Imagine being launched after an initial terrestrial climb under a twin jet, your emissary to the stars.
Sir Richard Branson started out purveying cut out records from the boot of his car to retail outlets, later selling his Virgin Records to EMI for a billion US.
Flamboyant and competitive, Branson's Virgin Brand includes over 360 companies.
"My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them...from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full. I felt that I had to attempt it."
Branson formed Virgin Galactic in September of 2004, a sub-orbital pace tourism company. He is considered a "transformational leader" with maverick strategies and a focus on informality and information.
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