If you have a spare $200,000 stuck in your couch cushions, you might want to take a look at Sir Richard Branson's latest adventure promo for Virgin Galactic's suborbital thrill rides.
For the second time ever, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke through the sound barrier after being dropped from its mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, at a height of 46,000 feet. After a few heart-pounding seconds, SS2's wing-mounted rockets ignited into a blaze, blasting the space plane to a max altitude of 69,000 feet — the bleeding edge of space.
But the best part of the video is the cheesy vacation soundtrack, which may as well be inviting you to a Carnival Cruise through the Bahamas. In any case, you might want to start stuffing your piggy bank now. You might even be able to Instagram some space junk once you're up there.
Source: Discovery News
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