Going into space with Virgin Galactic? Company gives priority to those who enroll in a new program

Going into space with Virgin Galactic? Company gives priority to those who enroll in a new program

Virgin Galactic's commitment to space tourism has been clear and has announced a new program, clearly not accessible to anyone's wallet. You can now apply to participate in the company's future tourist space flights, being able to register online with a refundable deposit of 1,000 dollars to travel earlier than the other candidates, giving you priority once the tickets are again available. The program is called One Small Step.

In the statement, the company did not explain on what specific dates tickets will be released, nor their values. However, according to The Engadget, CEO George Whitesides has already warned that prices could be around 250,000 dollars for first customers.

Sales of tickets for space flights have been suspended since 2014, the year SpaceShipTwo, which would be responsible for space flight, suffered a serious accident. Since then, the company has stopped operations and has been carrying out new tests and in 2018 it successfully performed a return and return flight.

The news comes on the same day that the company announced its 2019 revenues, revealing net losses of 72.8 million dollars in the last quarter of 2019, considerably higher than the 45.7 million of the same period in 2018.

Still, Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight is forecast to take place this year, after several tests carried out in the last years of the bet on the world's first commercial space airport. One thing is certain: the fact that Virgin Galactic's inaugural commercial flight is already chosen.