Trouble in Branson-land

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Rumors are flying that some of the individuals who gave Virgin Galactic deposits for space tourism flights on SpaceShipTwo are demanding their money back.

It appears that the most recent delay, revealed by Branson on David Letterman, is the cause.



  • Kelly Starks

    And one of the last threads of the once vaunted “space tourism” industry unravels.


  • Pzatchok

    Branson was never serious.

    And there will never be a space tourism industry until passengers have someplace to go once up there.

    If they just want to experience weightlessness they can just rent a flight on the Vomit comet. Its cheaper faster and runs every day.

  • Kelly Starks

    >..And there will never be a space tourism industry until passengers have someplace to go once up there…

    If true, that pretty much craters most attempts at commercial space.

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