Growth Market Extraordinaire: Space Tourism and Virgin Galactic

Space tourism is truly one of the  most fitting topics regarding "Growth Markets in Travel".

You may have seen stories appear in the national news from time to time on space tourism. So what's the latest now regarding this "last frontier" of tourism? Here's some brief info on Virgin Galactic, one of the leaders at the forefront of space travel and tourism:

+ Company: Virgin Galactic
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+ Company overview: Virgin Galactic is at forefront of bringing tourists into space in 2013 and with commercial flights by 2016.
+ Article from this past week (see excerpt and hyperlink to full article below):

Virgin Galactic a GO! Branson tells crowd at Farnborough Air Show that passenger space flights on SpaceShipTwo will launch in 2013 
By Victoria Cavaliere / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS July 12, 2012

Richard Branson's space company Virgin Galactic will begin shuttling passengers into the cosmos beginning in December 2013, the British entrepreneur announced.

Branson also announced the development of "LauncherOne," a new air-launched rocket specifically designed to deliver small satellites into orbit. Commercial flights of the vehicle are expected to begin by 2016.

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