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Vancouver Company Named an Agent for Virgin Space Flights

Vancouver luxury travel agency Mason Horvath has been chosen as an Accredited Space Agent (ASA) for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic sub-orbital flights, scheduled to launch in 2010.


By Don Douloff, September 18, 2008

Vancouver luxury travel agency Mason Horvath has been chosen as an Accredited Space Agent (ASA) for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic sub-orbital flights, scheduled to launch in 2010.

Costing $200,000 U.S., with 50 per cent deposit, the inaugural flight includes astronaut training at the National AeroSpace Training and Research Centre and pre-flight accommodation at Spaceport America. Second-year Voyager seats can be secured with a $20,000 U.S. deposit.

The three-day trip includes two days dedicated to training and pre-flight preparation in advance of the sub-orbital flight more than 110 km above the Earth’s surface. Passengers will exit the Earth’s atmosphere in a vertical climb reaching supersonic speeds of 2,500 mph and ultimately will free-float weightlessly in zero gravity and explore the vessel, before a reclined re-entry at 6G force.

Visit http://www.virgingalactic.com/htmlsite/index.php?language=english and http://www.masonhorvath.com/getaways/



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