At long last, Richard Branson has announced the scheduled departure of the first Virigin Galactic space flight. Branson will depart sometime in 2013 with his daughter and son beside him for the much-anticipated flight. And if you’ve got $200,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can join them for the ride.
The AP reports that more than 500 people have already signed up to board the company’s SpaceShipTwo craft. A seat on the flight also requires a week-long training course in addition to the hefty price tag.
Watch this video to learn more about the history behind Virgin Galactic, the path of the flight course and more. What do you think— ready to head into space? If you’re up for it, you can still book your ticket on Virgin Galactic’s website.