500 and counting for Virgin Galactic

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Virgin Galactic on a roll!

Virgin Galactics Astronaut Relations team have this week revealed that they have received a booking for their 500th future astronaut coming from none other than Ashton Kutcher!

Kutcher will be joined by friend, and global entrepreneur, Shervin Pishevar on the flight, who himself signed up as passenger 499. The news marks an exciting week for the worlds first commercial spaceline, following Richard Bransons appearance at Londons O2 Arena on Sunday evening where he talked passionately about the work of Galactic.

Virgin Galactic is the most exciting business that weve ever launched and I still sometimes have to pinch myself that its for real, explained the Virgin Group founder on his blog.

I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself.

For images, films, information and details on how you might become passenger 501 visit Virgin Galactic.

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