Need to get from London to Australia in three hours? Billionaire and Virgin Founder Richard Branson is getting closer to bringing "sub-orbital" travel to reality with the opening of Spaceport America, the home of Virgin Galactic. Located in New Mexico and resembling a set that looks like it came straight out of a big budget sci-fi blockbuster, the Foster + Partners design will house Virgin's White Knight and SpaceShipTwo aircraft where space tourists will soon depart for a 3.5 hour flight that includes six minutes of weightless, sub-orbital flight time. Tickets for flights will cost $200,000. Link / Source
Virgin Galactic reveals the interior of its Gateway to Space facility at Spaceport America
The two floor building will host future Virgin Galactic customers and the company's spaceflight operations.
Virgin America brings surround sound entertainment to the skies
Your in-flight experience just got a whole lot more cinematic.