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May 13, 2013
Space tourism won't hurt environment: Branson
Singapore (AFP) May 13, 2013
British billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change. More than 500 people have already reserved seats - and paid deposits on the $200,000 ticket price - for a minutes-long suborbital flight on the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) set to begin by the end of this year. "We have reduced the (carbon emission) cost of somebody going into space from something like two weeks of New York's electricity ... read more
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