Virgin Galactic Selects Virtuoso to Book Space Flights

Virgin Galactic, in conjunction with Virtuoso, has announced the travel consultants who will train to become "Accredited Space Agents." These are the first and only consultants in North America allowed to reserve seats aboard Virgin Galactic's suborbital space flights. At $200,000 per ticket, Virgin Galactic's flights are a fraction of the $20 million price tag associated with other commercial space tourism. Last August, Virgin Galactic named leading travel company Virtuoso as their exclusive retail travel group for North America. Since then, the two organizations have been working together to vet applications from 120 would-be Space Agents. This select group of consultants will go through a comprehensive education program in their quest to become Accredited Space Agents. Training will take place in early 2007 and, once accredited, agents can begin reserving seats, with the first flights launching in late 2008. Visit [www.virtuoso.com].

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