Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Scorpio, Now Building A Spaceport

Nothing wrong with this, I'm sure:
(AP) Virgin Galactic, the British company created by entrepreneur Richard Branson to send tourists into space, and New Mexico announced an agreement Tuesday for the state to build a $225 million spaceport.

Virgin Galactic also revealed that up to 38,000 people from 126 countries have paid a deposit for a seat on one of its manned commercial flights, including a core group of 100 "founders" who have paid the initial $200,000 cost of a flight upfront. Virgin Galactic is planning to begin flights in late 2008 or early 2009.
After which he'll launch his Earth-destroying laser satellite, thus holding the most powerful nations of the world for ransom.

With an assist from Homer Simpson, of course.

Can you believe that Hank Scorpio doesn't have a Wikipedia page? Jeez.

(Update - Oops, yes he does.)

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