One of the companies of the Virgin Group which owns the famous billionaire Sir Richard Branson is Virgin Galactic, the company was founded in 2004 after Virgin Atlantic, in that year he embarked on an ambitious project of bringing tourism to the next level, suborbital flights were the target drawn by the aerospace company.
In 2005 the construction of 7 spacecraft for commercial flights in the Space Ships starts in 2008, Mr. Branson said the first flights into space would be made in 2010, but in 2009 the first Space Ship was presented in the event Spaceport Mojave in California for about 300 people which reserved a ticket for the large sum of 200,000 dollars, among people who booked a seat on this adventure celebrities like Lady Gaga, William Shatner, Brian Singer, the famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, but unfortunately there was still announce further delays.
In January 2014 was carried out a new test flight ship which aims to test control system reaction and the newly installed protective thermal layer, it seemed that the dream of traveling to the final frontier every day was more close, the cost would be $ 200,000 which left over for luxury tourism. On 31 October of 2014, the ship Space Ship Two crashes in the Mojave Desert claiming the lives of pilot Michael Alsbury and left in critical condition the co-pilot Pete Siebold, it seemed that the space dream will not take place. However Richard Branson came to the race to declare that the project would not be canceled.