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Infographic: Virgin Galactic aims to reach space with tourist rocket

  • Published at 09:20 am December 14th, 2018

Virgin Galactic is to take its first trip to the edge of space, a major step toward the long-awaited dream of commercial space tourism. The latest test of the company’s space plane is scheduled to take it to a height of more than 80 kilometres — the altitude at which space begins, according to the US military and NASA. However, it will still fall short of the 100km Karman line, the notional point that many others see as the limit of earth’s atmosphere. Over 600 people have committed up to $250,000 for rides in the rocket