Virgin Galactic's last round of SpaceShipTwo tests begins October 22nd

Virgin Galactic has filed to start the first in a 'final' round of SpaceShipTwo tests on October 22nd, after which it will fly Richard Branson to

Curated via Twitter from Engadget’s twitter account….

CNBC has learned through an FCC filing that Virgin Galactic will conduct the first of its last two crewed SpaceShipTwo tests on October 22nd using Spaceport America in New Mexico.

It hopes to fly company founder Sir Richard Branson into space sometime in the first quarter of 2021, effectively kicking off the company’s tourist business.

With tickets costing $250,000 each (and possibly more), Virgin Galactic’s initial service will cater solely to wealthy people eager to say they’ve been to space.

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