After successfully carrying the company’s founder Sir Richard Branson into space, Virgin Galactic restarted ticket sales again with the announcement of the second quarter’s financial report, and announced a unit price of US$450,000. In addition, Virgin Galactic will also sell cheaper “group tickets” and “charter prices.” Considering that there are only four seats on VSS Unity except for two drivers, maybe the package will become mainstream. Virgin Galactic stated that after commercial use, it must first satisfy a “quite long” reserved seat list, but it will also open a new list to allow those who are now ready to sign up to get their seats early.
However, when will it be possible to negotiate?according to CNBC report, VG must first satisfy a contract with the Italian Air Force to allow four air force members to fly to the edge of space. After that, VG will spend more than half a year refurbishing the parent aircraft VMS Eve, which is expected to be completed in mid-2022. After that, one or more test flights will be carried out. Therefore, the original goal of commercial transfer at the beginning of 2022 can almost be said to be absolutely too late. The new commercial transfer target has been placed near the end of the third quarter of 2022.