Journey to Space


Virgin is now seriously nearer to making the reality of commercial space flight. It’s taken them time to get the dream of taking passengers 6 miles away from  earth at propulsion rates of 25,000 miles per hour in their rocket – once out there it will be quiet up in space, our nearest planet is the moon at 384,400 km – which takes 27  days to reach from earth.  A. C. Clarke predicted we might build space stations in space to one day go further – these stations would be there to traverse the distance he predicted at a possible flight to one of our further planets in our Solar system; Saturn, which would take 7 years and is  1.67 billion km away. Dreams they are – but the dream of realistic space flight one day for everyone is slowly getting nearer.

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