About Virgin Group:
Virgin, a leading branded venture capital organization, is one of the world's most recognized and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow very successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, to transportation, travel, financial services, leisure, music, holidays, publishing and retailing. Virgin has created more than 200 companies worldwide, employing approximately 35,000 people, in 29 countries. Revenues around the world in 2003 exceeded GBP 4.5 billion (US$7.9 billion).
About Virgin Galactic:
The Virgin Galactic name was first registered and trade mark protection applied for in the mid 1990s. As the world's-first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic will be heavily investing to setup a world-class commercial flight operation and to build the ground infrastructure required to create the best possible sub-orbital spaceflight experience for its passengers.
The Spaceship Company is now accepting reservations for the 2008 flight schedule. So, if you happen to have an extra $200,000.00 sitting around ($20,000 deposit), you now have an opportunity to trade it for a trip into space.
About Scaled Composites:
Scaled Composites was founded in 1982 and immediately became the world's most prolific developer of new research aircraft types.
($200 grand? Hmmmm...)