A poll for the Sunday Express by Redfield and Wilton Strategies found that 62% of us would not go on such a flight even if we were offered a free ticket and saved the £ 180,000 fare. Only three in ten want to embark on the Virgin Galactic adventure.
Sir Richard’s company worked on the rocket plane for 17 years. Last week, the Undertaker traveled to a height of 53 miles and described looking at our “beautiful Earth”.
Sophie Allan, Head of Learning and Teaching at the National Space Academy in Leicester, said: “I would be up in the blink of an eye. To ride this tech, to see our planet below me [is] something that I have personally dreamed of for years.
“I am delighted that the work of commercial space flight companies – as well as philanthropic organizations guaranteeing free or reduced seats for some who currently cannot afford a ticket – will open up space for cheaper research and provide more than people get a chance to experience these changing opportunities. “
She said: “Space is one of the last great unknowns for all but the lucky few – research indicating that about a third of people travel to the edge of space shows the public is captivated by this adventure. .
“Space tourism is opening up nearby space to more people than ever before, and the British Interplanetary Society is excited to see how this will raise awareness of Britain’s role in the space sector, including Martian rovers and missions. construction of a lunar base camp. “
Tory Bolton North East MP Mark Logan, who sits on Westminster’s science and technology committee, is also reportedly going to space – and would like to take the opportunity to promote one of his city’s famous delicacies in the world.
He said, “If my constituents want to temporarily – you don’t get rid of me – send me into space and eat a Carrs pie on arrival, then I’m happy to take advantage. “