Virgin Galactic is planning the trip 62 miles up to commence this autumn. Hollywood stars Tom Hanks and Angelina Jolie are among about 700 people who have paid up to £155,000 to take part in a two-hour flight aboard Branson’s SS2.
Along with the flight, those aboard will experience about five minutes of weightlessness as part of the package.
So far, three test flights of the SS2 have only managed altitude of around 13 miles.
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