Virgin Galactic Ready to Fly First Tourists to Edge of Space

From an AP story Susan Montoya Bryan and Marcia Dunn headlined “Virgin Galactic all set to fly its first tourists to the edge of space”:

Virgin Galactic is taking its first space tourists on a long-delayed rocket ship ride, including a former British Olympian who bought his ticket 18 years ago and a mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean.

The flight window opens Thursday morning at Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert for a ride to the edge of space. If all goes well, Richard Branson’s company will begin offering monthly trips to customers on its winged space plane, joining Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the space tourism business.