Virgin aims to put Russian super rich into orbit

Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is setting its sights on Russia’s superich in its quest for future business. The venture, which will charge £100,000 for a few minutes in space, is leading in charge in bringing space travel to the masses.

“We think Russia is going to be a great market to find new customers for Virgin Galactic,” the company’s commercial director Stephen Attenborough told a news conference.