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Jet To Space Spot A UFO

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 09:02:52 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 09:02:52 -0500
Subject: Jet To Space Spot A UFO

Source: The Sun - London, UK


February 14, 2007

Jet To Space And Spot A UFO
By Vince Soodin

Travellers were offered a glimpse today of an out-of-this-world
experience - the prospect of the first tourist spaceship

It could give visitors a opportunity to see life in space and
maybe the chance to try and spot aliens and UFOs.

A mock-up cabin of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo went on
display in the Science Museum in central London.

Virgin Galactic spokeswoman Susan Newsam said: =93You will have a
fantastic view, we are maximising the opportunity because we
have windows in the floor and also in the ceiling.=94

The space ship is set to be unveiled at the end of this year in
the Mojave Desert in California with a test flight programme
beginning next year.

The project organisers say the first commercial flights could
take place as early as 2009.

The space ship, which is about the same size as an executive
jet, will carry six passengers and two pilots.

It will be taken by a =93mother ship=94 - a purpose-built aeroplane
- into the lower atmosphere before it is propelled by hybrid
rocket motor into space.

Ms Newsam added: =93It will be amazing, you will see the beautiful
curvature of the earth and the black sky and you will be able to
see a thousand miles in each direction out of the windows.

But the cost of such transport will exceed the price of any
annual bus pass, road tax, or even rail fares, with a projected
price tag of =A3100,000 per traveller.

Space tourists will also be expected to undertake three days of
preparation along with medical checks before they set off in
order to accustom themselves to the experience of weightlessness
and the impact of G-forces.

So far 200 people have signed up and paid their deposits for the
two-hour flight.

The company hopes to fly up to 500 people in the first year of
operation with up to 50,000 flying within a decade.

The flight will last around two hours, of which just four or
five minutes will be in zero gravity.

The prototype cabin will be on display at the Science Museum
from today until February 23.

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