if you've got plenty of it, of course. $200,000 for a trip into space; very nice for the view and the experience of weightlessness, but I can think of better things to do with a spare 200k. TC. click here
'Virgin Galactic says more than 200 individuals have booked, and another 85,000 have registered an interest to fly. Tens of millions of dollars in deposits have already been taken, the company adds....'
My math ain't that good but 85,000 people spending $200,000 is 170 billion dollars ish. Thats probably an English billion or so.
There are supposed to be between 8 and 13 million people dieing of starvation each year. So can someone better at maths than me tell me is that 8 or 13 grand per dead staving person or should I go back to school?
Virgin has nothing to do with Cable beyond the fact the NTL bought the name.
The Virgin Galactic spaceplane is being built by some very clever rocket scientists.
I think that should highlight the differences between the products.
On the subject of diverting the money to starving children. The sort of person willing to splash $200,000 on a 20 minute sub-orbital space-flight is probably too selfish to think of anyone but themselves.
Mr Branson has about 200 companies with the Virgin name, and a similar similar number that he's already sold on. Many of the old companies have kept the Virgin name for marketing reasons, but a lot have changed the name. An example is the Virgin Megastores, which are now called Zavvi