Sonia Rafi (November 20, 2013)
A Richard Branson venture, co-owned by Abu Dhabi’s Aabar investments, Virgin Galactic aims to launch its first space flight at the end of December this year. For a round trip ticket to space and back at a cost of DHS 367,000 customers will now be able to see their home planet out of the window from a shuttle in space, a day’s trip and back.
Aabar investments has bought about $280 million, a 32 percent stake in Virgin Galactic, in return acquiring exclusive regional rights to launch Virgin’s scientific research and tourism space flights from Abu Dhabi, the U.A.E capital itself, turning it into a global space hub.
SXC (Space Expedition Corporation) plans to use this project as a test phase for their long-term goals of commercial travel around the world via space.
“Our aim is to be able to get our customers to anywhere in the world in two hours, But this is still 10 to 15 years away.”
A new era of customer experience and comfort is on the horizon with drastically reduced travel time, passenger comfort will be taken to new levels. Return trips to far corners of the world will now be possible within a day. Now how about that!
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