Richard Branson unveils Virgin spaceship

That’s right. Branso plans to go where no entrepreneur has gone before: the space tourism market.

SpaceShipTwo will start test flights later this year. More than 200 intrepid explorers have already signed up, including the likes of physicist Stephen Hawking, former Dallas star Victoria Principal and designer Philippe Starck.

Each “flight” costs a cool hundred grand. Branso reckons he can take as many as 100,000 passengers into space in the first 12 years.

Has the Virgin mogul tapped into another lucrative niche? Or is he seeing stars? Let us know your views.

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