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

June 2013
AirGuide For the Frequent Flyer;6/3/2013, p46
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.


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