The trip to the space of this funny shuttle dropped Thursday, December 13 from a carrier aircraft lasted less than a minute. Launched at more than 3,500 km / h, SpaceShipTwoThis is his name, has just exceeded with two pilots on board the 80 km altitude. The border of space is officially crossed. On the ground, British billionaire Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Galactic, lets burst his joy.
A shuttle that could accommodate its first six passengers from 2019. It takes more than 220 000 € for this round trip. Some 600 people have already reserved their seats. A new market where the competition between billionaires promises to be fierce. With his company Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, also aims to send tourists into space with a rocket. The boss of Tesla and SpaceX, the billionaire Elon Musk, sees even further: a tourist escapade around the Moon as early as 2023.
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