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Sir Richard Branson talks about space tourism

•, By Poppy Harlow
 Who would spend up to a quarter million dollars for just minutes in space? More than 600 have signed on.

Reporter: How much to charter one of these puppies?"

"$1.2 mill," said Ping Chuang, who bought tickets for his family.

Reporter: "Wow! And I hear you're going to leave two seats empty, so it's just the family?"

"No, it's not empty. There's two angels coming with us," said Chuang.

Passengers won't just check in and hop on board. The whole experience will mean three days of training and health checks, then a few hours in the air, and three minutes weightless, in space. The mothership will carry Spaceship 2 up, then release it to glide back. Unlike NASA's rockets, it won't orbit the earth

It's Sir Richard Branson who's determined to take them there.
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