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Branson buys Pluto, reinstates as planet

Richard Branson has bought Pluto and intends to have it reinstated as a planet.
Sir Richard Branson is setting his sights on the final frontier in his latest business venture announced today.
In a universal first Sir Richard has revealed that he has bought the former planet of Pluto for an undisclosed sum.

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In the Mojave Desert, a hundred miles north of Los Angeles, engineers are working on a project which could bring space travel to the general public a little bit closer.
In a non-descript beige hangar sits the Virgin Galactic spaceship.

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Space tourism lifts off in Australia

There are at least 10 accredited agents in Australia selling the dream on behalf of the space tourism company Virgin Galactic, and its product could be just 18 months away. Spencer Travel, in Sydney, was the first to sell a fully paid ticket in Australia in 2007.
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Travel agent the only in Arizona to sell space flight tickets

An Arizona travel agent has been picked and trained to sell space flight tickets.
For 20 years, travel agent Betsy Donley has been planning what she called, "special, unique tripslifetime experiences."

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Mobistar contest winner gets space plane ticket

Belgian mobile operator Mobistar has given a 19-year old Belgian student a boarding card worth USD 200,000 given for a space trip with Virgin Galactic.
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Katy Perry bought hubby-to-be Russell Brand a trip to outer space for his 35th birthday, via Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space venture.
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Four Swedes Waiting to Travel into Space

Four Swedes have so far booked a ticket to fly into space, the news agency TT reports. Now a new space travel agency opens in Sweden.
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This week Virgin Galactic announced that seven New Zealanders have paid a deposit for a Virgin Galactic sub-orbital spaceflight making New Zealand Virgins most significant space tourism market in terms of population size.
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Relieved. That is how 43-year-old IT worker Vesa Heilala from Helsinki describes his state of mind after he had bought a ticket for a spaceflight at a travel agency two weeks ago.
Heilala made his decision rapidly after he had heard the news on the first Finnish space tourist in January.

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Former '80s pop group Spandau Ballet are set to become the first band to perform in space.
The New Romantics  are slated to play outside the Earth's atmosphere aboard Sir Richard Branson's commercial spacecraft Enterprise.


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