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Space tourism a step nearer


Sir Richard Branson has unveiled his latest project, an aircraft designed to take tourists into space.

Trips on the Virgin Galactic service will cost $200,000 and last about five minutes. Rajesh Mirchandani reports from the Mojave Desert.

First broadcast in July 2008


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