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Virgin Galactic is getting real in its plans for space tourism.
A document filed by the company’s minority owners details its aggressive plans for the next several years, beginning with test flights in 2020.
By 2023, if Virgin Galactic and others have their way, space tourism will have reached a level of normalcy (at least for those who can afford it.)
The launch into commercial space travel will be an aggressive one, if Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic gets its way. Within a document published by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company describes a plan with crewed test flights starting in 2020 and sending 1,500 tourists into space every year by 2023.
The document was an SEC