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Space tourism: Several hundred people booked, trained for their first trip to space

Firstpost | 12/04/2021 11:39 AM | Click to read full article

Glenn King is the director of spaceflight training at the National Aerospace Training and Research Center, a private company based in Pennsylvania that has already trained nearly 400 future Virgin Galactic passengers for their trips.

Virgin Galactic hopes to take its first private astronaut on a suborbital flight in early 2022, with eventual plans for 400 trips a year.