Given Branson’s existing involvement with Scaled Composites, it always looked likely that he’d get involved with future developments of Scaled’s launch system. But I wasn’t expecting an announcement this soon; BBC story, Virgin Galactic. Approx. £100,000/passenger, from about three years hence. They’re going to build five larger versions of SpaceShipOne, starting with the VSS Enterprise. Yes, you read that correctly.
Blimey. I may have to start playing the lottery. Meanwhile, I guess we now know which direction the future lies: straight upwards from Mojave.