If I were to consider investing in a space glider, it would have to have an interesting name like, Oh I dunno.... Lohan.
Welcome to your weekly reminder that space is both expensive and difficult in The Register's roundup of all things rockety. Richard Branson to sell off Virgin Galactic shares Even as the Twitter orifice of Virgin Galactic was celebrating the milestone of a SpaceShipTwo glide into Spaceport America, the boss of the outfit was …
Very, and just bragging rights by the bunch who've put deposits down.
As SpaceX is due to push astronauts up to the ISS next week it's not a great leap (or expense) for them to offer tourist hops in a Dragon atop a Falcon thats launching other cargo into orbit, if that happens V-Gs potential customer list will be vanish.
I am unsure what Virgin Galactic actually is.
It was founded in 2004 and is yet to get a single thing into orbit, even once.
Who is going to buy shares in that, and why? It is going to have income of about $1 million this year, and lose about $60 million.
That is not a business.
I though it was pretty cool - back in 2004. Since then, SpaceX has managed to get a Falcon 1 into orbit, Falcon 9, reuse, Falcon Heavy into a Mars orbit, and has actually flown Starship at least a little bit.
Meanwhile their competition, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin?
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