Virgin Galactic Signs NASA Deal to Train Private Astronauts for Space

Virgin Galactic signs Nasa deal to train private astronauts for space
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Virgin Galactic has signed a deal with Nasa for a programme to train private astronauts for flights to the International Space Station. The commercial spaceflight company, founded by Sir Richard Branson in 2004, will identify candidates interested in becoming private astronauts and manage their training and preparation for the voyage. This will include training researchers and tourists for commercial space flights. The training will involve readying customers for space so they can withstand G-forces and cope in the zero-gravity of the space station. Its space plane programme, the SpaceShipTwo, is a separate venture for suborbital tourism and will not […]


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