Sir Richard Branson says his Virgin Galactic team have been working day and night for the past 15 months to get SpaceShipTwo ready for taking passengers on a trip of a lifetime.
Here is what you can expect from purchasing a £174,500-ticket for the voyage into space:
- Flight time of approximately two hours
- 60-minute journey from take-off to release from the WhiteKnightTwo carrier at approximately 50,000ft
- Independent flight time of 30 times
- "Unique thrills of spaceflight, enjoying the opportunity to leave seats to float in zero gravity for several minutes"
- Filmed version of the flight
Taking into account the 30-minute independent flight time, based on the full price of a ticket, half an hour on the unsupported spaceship will cost £5,800, or roughly about £97 per second.
The billionaire businessman appeared on Good Morning Britain today ahead of Space Ship Two's big reveal in California.Read the full story ›
Virgin Atlantic has reported its first profit since 2011 and the airline's founder Sir Richard Branson said he was looking forward "to the next 30 years".
The carrier is reporting a pre-tax profit of £14.4 million for the year ending December 31 2014, representing an improvement of Virgin Atlantic has reported its first profit since 2011 and the airline's founder Sir Richard Branson said he was looking forward "to the next 30 years".
Sir Richard has hailed staff for doing "a great job in turning around the airline".
A new Virgin Galactic sub-orbital plane could fly later this year as work is underway months after tragic crash.Read the full story ›
A "drunk passenger" on a Virgin Australia flight who sparked a hijack scare after trying to enter the cockpit has been named by Bali police as 28-year-old Australian Matt Christopher.
An airport manager for the company told Indonesia's Metro TV that Christopher had been acting aggressively and was handcuffed by the flight crew.
An hour before landing in Bali, the pilot alerted traffic controllers of a possible hijacking on board, an Indonesian air force spokesman said.
A Virgin Australia Airlines plane was evacuated after a drunk passenger tried to enter the cockpit sparking a hijack alert, an Indonesian air force spokesman said.
All passengers on board the plane were unharmed and the passenger has been arrested, the spokesman added.
Virgin said the passenger who tried to break into the cockpit of one of its planes en route to Indonesia was drunk.
The Virgin spokesperson confirmed that the plane was not hijacked.
A passenger who "attempted to hijack" a Virgin Australia Airlines passenger plane has been arrested in Bali, Indonesia's Metro TV reported, citing a police official.
A passenger tried to enter the cockpit of a Virgin Australia Airlines plane travelling from Brisbane and the pilot called it a "hijack", an Indonesian transport official told local station Metro TV.
Flight tracking website Flightrader said the Virgin Australia Airlines flight VA41 reportedly hijacked en route from Brisbane has landed at Indonesia's Bali airport.
This is the flight path for the hijacked Virgin Australia flight VA41. Standing on ground at Denpasar/Bali now. http://t.co/gWivgM0iIZ