Virgin Galactic, NASA to develop program for private missions to space station

Richard Branson’s space tourism company takes big step forward

Billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc has signed an agreement with NASA to develop a program to promote private astronaut missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the company said on Monday.

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Virgin Galactic will identify entities that are interested in purchasing private missions to the ISS and aid in transportation, on-orbit and ground resources.