After the collapse of the ship SpaceShipTwo, some customers of Virgin Galactic, who have already purchased tickets for suborbital flight Space tourists, request a refund, according to British media.
It is known that the tickets have already passed the 24 passengers. Each of them got back to the full cost of the ticket – $ 250 thousand. According to the head of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson, this development is expected, as people want to be sure of their safety. But, nevertheless, 97% of the passengers from the flight were not provided.
Space tourists began to abandon the flight
According to statistics, the return ticket – the first 10 years of the project. Suborbital tour booked some 800 space tourists, including such famous people as singer Lady Gaga and actress Angelina Jolie famous physicist Stephen Hawking
Recall that on October 31 SpaceShipTwo suborbital ship crashed on a test flight over time over the Mojave Desert. One of the pilots managed to eject, and the second – was killed.
Richard Branson made a promise to find out what caused the accident and expressed confidence that the program Bude further developed.
Company Virgin Galactic Space tourists plans to travel in the future suborbital space travel and launch small satellites. The first flight was to take place in 2015.