Virgin Galactic Just Announced Details for Its Space Tourism Flights

Anyone can now visit space, if you possess both the desire and $450,000.

Courtesy of Virgin Galactic
Courtesy of Virgin Galactic
Courtesy of Virgin Galactic

If recent events haven’t deterred you from venturing into parts of the universe previously only explored by professionals, good news: Virgin Galactic has formally announced its commercial space flights will launch later this month. Starting between June 27 and June 30, the first commercial space mission will launch-fittingly called Galactic 01.

“We are launching the first commercial spaceline for Earth with two dynamic products – our scientific research and private astronaut space missions,” Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier said in a statement. “This next exciting chapter for Virgin Galactic has been driven by innovation, determination and a commitment to delivering an unparalleled and truly transformative customer experience.”

The space trip will launch from Virgin’s Spaceport America in New Mexico. The flight will offer everyone on board to experience a few minutes of zero gravity, before descending and re-entering the atmosphere before landing. Each flight will be piloted by two experts. If you’re interested in going on a future flight, the next one (named Galactic 02) will take off sometime in August.

Save up though, going into space is even more expensive than exploring the wreckage of the Titanic. Seats start at $450,000 per person.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebookPinterest, and YouTube.

Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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