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How Does Virgin Galactic Aim To Make Sub-Orbital Space Accessible To Anyone..?

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529 Future Astronauts

  • Virgin Galactic Founder Sir Richard Branson revealed that the company has now accepted deposits for suborbital flights on SpaceShipTwo from 529 future astronauts, a number greater than the total count of people who have been to space throughout human history. / Future Astronauts /

Virgin Galactic’s Goal… / Future Astronauts

  • Virgin Galactic’s goal is to end the exclusivity attached to manned space travel, which means designing a vehicle which can fly almost anyone to space and back safely, without the need for special expertise or exhaustive, time consuming training. / Future Astronauts /
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Health & Fitness… / Future Astronauts

  • Virgin Galactic aims to make sub-orbital space accessible to anyone with a dream to view the Earth and experience microgravity.
  • As with most adventure sports and experiences it is your choice to participate. However, Virgin Galactic’s first priority is safety; of the vehicles, the crew and our passengers.
  • Although Virgin Galactic doesn’t expect many medical restrictions to prevent people from flying, it will not jeopardize passengers’ safety if they believe that you are at risk. / Future Astronauts /
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Medical Checks… / Future Astronauts

  • This will involve some pre-flight medical checks. Early indicators show that the required medical assessment will be simple and unrestrictive and that the vast majority of people who want to fly will not be prevented from doing so by health or fitness considerations. This was demonstrated by Virgin Galactic’s Founder customers who took part in a centrifuge training activity which replicated the G-forces which will be experienced in flight. 81 customers took part in this activity, from age 22 to 88. 93% fulfilled the training successfully.
  • Virgin Galactic is committed to making every effort to make space travel as inclusive as possible and get its passengers up there. / Future Astronauts /

(Source of Photos: Virgin Galactic / Future Astronauts /)

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