TITLE

Virgin Galactic's Branson Says Rocket-powered Space Tourism Flights Will Have A Minor Impact

PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
AirGuide For the Frequent Flyer;6/3/2013, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the statement of British billionaire Richard Branson regarding the impact of the increase of space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic LLC on climate change. Branson states that the SpaceShipTwo (SS2), a suborbital spaceplane, is a lightweight carbon-fibre body which will reduce fuel burn. It mentions that the increase of carbon emission caused by industry, deforestation, and transportation have been blamed for global warming.
ACCESSION #
100512147

 

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