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What is a journey that is impossible to describe, says Beth Moses, astronaut coach at Virgin Galactic, and the one who was honored to try the Unity capsule on Friday.

Richard, you will love him, he added, referring to the main Virgin, Richard Branson, who said he was himself the first traveler when the company's charter talents came to space soon.

A union is first drawn into the air by an airplane, and then flows itself up to a height of about nine miles above the ground. Here it is related to the Kármán line, an imaginary boundary between the atmosphere of the Earth and space.

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An image of Space X shows the canister Crew Dragon at the top of Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first test without a car crew with the car has arranged at 8:48 pm the Swedish time on Saturday next.

2.3 million

Hundreds of people, including celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Bieber, have pre-booked tickets – which cost around $ 250,000 ($ 2.3 million) – the Spaceship 2 craft, which is Unity is one of it.

Branson is taking part in a race with, among others, the company Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Blue Origin and Elon Musk, Space X to promote tourism in place.

They all have vehicles in some form of probation, and they can start seriously later this year.

Advantage X may be able to take advantage of the fact that the company already runs packets for the International Space Station (ISS), and soon it can even start with transport for passengers there.

Before Boeing

The ISS is well beyond the Kármán line, about 40 miles above the Earth's surface, so getting there is more advanced.

It is also evident in the "ticket prices" Russia has been able to take since the US has reduced its space shuttle. According to media reports, Russia's Roscosmos takes over $ 80 million (SEK 750 million) per site to and from the ISS.

But on Friday, Space X took the tour from Nasa to test driving the Dragon Crew Capsule to the ISS. The test trip, when Dragon is empty, will have to arrange for the next weekend.

So Space X is the step forward to Boeing, the leading ISS transport competitor. The CST-100 Starliner Boeing capsule has also intended for test trips soon, but no date will be set.

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