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Virgin Galactic has sold 700 more space tickets

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Washington (AFP) – Virgin Galactic has sold around 700 tickets since flying its founder Richard Branson to space over summer, with commercial service expected to begin by the end of 2022, the company said in its financial results Monday. The current price of the fare is $450,000 per seat, well above the $200,000-$250,000 paid by some 600 customers from 2005 to 2014.  There are around 300 reservations left at the new rate. “We are entering our fleet enhancement period with a clear roadmap for increasing the durability, reliability and predictability of our vehicles in preparation for commercial…

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