Wired: Dutch Startup Space Expedition Corporation is taking on Virgin Galactic

Late in the autumn of 2012, Richard Branson hosted a party on Necker, his private island in the Caribbean. His guests were also his customers: a handful of the millionaires and billionaires who had bought $200,000 (£130,000) tickets for Branson’s Virgin Galactic — a company that promises to send them, briefly, into space.


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