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Virgin Galactic Reaches Milestone In Space Tourism Industry

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's space tourism venture, cleared a big hurdle Monday with its first powered test flight. Virgin Galactic plans to start taking "space tourists" for rides early next year. A ticket is expected to cost $200,000. NPR's Wendy Kaufman has details.
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