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Showbiz stars buy "turputevku into space

December 21 2005
12:36

Electronic music guru Moby (Moby) will be the first space tourist, among the stars of show business. The other day a musician signed with the agency, Richard Branson Virgin Galactic, place the passenger on board the spacecraft cost Moby total of 207 thousand dollars. The flight will take place in the 2010-th year.

Interest in space tourism exhibit many representatives of show business: former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and vocalist 'NSync Lance Bass also dream to come into contact with the unknown.

Lance Bass was ever close to his dream, in October of 2002, he had to make a trip to the ISS on Russian spaceship, but his producers at the last moment could not pay the required amount of money and a trip into space for a musician and has remained dream. "Turputevku" Lance was worth $ 20 million.

The founder of the agency Virgin Galactic space tourism by Richard Branson - an outstanding personality and is well known in business circles of the UK. He is the founder of one of the major record labels now Virgin Records, which released Mike Oldfield, Sex Pistols, Genesis, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones and other stars of world scale.

He owns a network of clubs and restaurants around the world, has its own radio station Virgin Radio and its own airline Virgin Atlantic Airways.

In the year 2004 Branson founded the world's first private space tourism agency Virgin Galactic. The first owners of "package tours" will fly into space in the year 2007.

Scandalous British billionaire in August this year, has promised that within three years, Virgin Galactic will offer their own services space tourists. It is assumed that the price of a ticket into space will not exceed 100 pounds, this amount is readily available to many people secured.

According to British newspaper The Mirror, Virgin's CEO has already held talks with some "technicians" who are working out details of future proposals.

"We are very seriously considering this project space. Let's start with a small number of passengers. I promise, they will experience it all: will experience weightlessness, see the brightest stars in the black void of space and that the Earth is round ", - said Richard Branson.

Branson has invested about $ 108 million in the project. This amount was paid professionals of Mojave Aerospace Ventures «for the adaptation of technology to conquer outer space." It should be noted that the corporation controls the co-founder of Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, who is also experiencing a genuine interest in space exploration. It was he who brought the first private space ship - SpaceShipOne with pilot Mike Melvillom on board.

"We hope that our services over the coming years will benefit thousands of tourists, for which we will realize a dream to see the magical beauty of our planet by "- promises to Branson.

In the nearest plans of Virgin Galactic is the launch into space and then return to earth 3000 space tourists. Each of them a ticket will cost 115,000 pounds (200,000 dollars).

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