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  Space flight tickets to be sold
Updated 27 September 2004, 13.05
Virgin will fly people into space
Anyone who wants to go into space will be able to do so soon, as long as they've got a spare 100,000 that is.

That's how much a seat will cost on a new service from Sir Richard Branson's company, called Virgin Galactic.

He's teamed up with some US scientists who have already designed and built a vehicle that has taken a man into space and safely back down to earth.

Virgin think as many as 3,000 people may want to blast off in three years when some bigger ships have been built.

Sir Richard said he hopes to create thousands of astronauts over the next few years.

Tickets won't be cheap, at 115,000 a seat
Tickets won't be cheap, at 115,000 a seat
The SpaceShipOne vehicle has been built to try and win a $10m prize on offer for the first non-government craft to make it into space and back again twice inside two weeks.

SpaceShipOne has already taken one man into space and back, and on Wednesday will try to make the first flight of its prize-winning attempt.

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