This logo is fucking creepy, man:
Virgin Galactic already has $30 million in bookings for flights. Although the initial deposit is set to be $200,000 for the first 100 to fly, the next 400 will pay a deposit between $100,000 and $175,000; all passengers after that will pay a deposit of only $20,000 each.
Among those reported to have told Branson that they wished to be among the first to fly on the spacecraft are actor William Shatner, designer Philippe Starck, former Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, Alien star Sigourney Weaver, Hollywood director Bryan Singer, musician Moby, socialite Paris Hilton, and astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (who on January 8, 2007 announced plans to take a sub-orbital flight in 2009). Also, Richard Branson himself and some of his family members will be launched on the VSS Enterprise’s first commercial flight in 2009, before everyone else. In 2006, Richard Branson offered actor William Shatner a free ride on the inaugural space launch in 2008, saving Shatner $200,000; however, Shatner turned it down, and said, “I do want to go up but I need guarantees I’ll definitely come back”.
THE BEST PART:
Virgin Galactic confirmed in October 2008 that they had turned down an offer, received during the year’s International Astronautical Congress, of $1 million from an unidentified party to shoot an adult movie on one of their flights.