A brief journey into space. Three tourists, Jon Goodwin, 80, Keisha Schahaff, 46, and her daughter Anastatia Mayers, 18, boarded a space flight on Thursday, organized by Virgin Galactic. They spent a few minutes in space, from where they could admire the curvature of the Earth and float in zero gravity. “It was without a doubt the most exciting day of my life, it was much more impressive than I imagined. said Britain’s Jon Goodwin after the trip.
This mission, named Galactic 02, is the second commercial flight of the American company, after a first carried out at the end of June. But this one had transported senior Italian Air Force officers who had carried out several experiments on board, and not civilians making the trip purely for pleasure.
Fewer than 700 people have flown into space so far, according to Virgin Galactic, which now promises one spaceflight a month — the next in September. About 800 customers bought their ticket, initially priced between $200,000 and $250,000 per passenger, later raised to $450,000.