Can you imagine floating in zero gravity, looking at a thousand-mile view of planet
Earth below and infinite space all around? What has, until now, been a science fiction
fantasy for civilians is set to become reality when Virgin Galactic launches its
first commercial sub-orbital space flight. With fewer than five hundred people having
ever been into space, taking a Virgin Galactic space flight means you'd be joining
a very select group of individuals.
Back in 2006, Elegant Resorts was appointed
Virgin Galactic’s first UK Accredited Space Agent; today our space team consists
of Nick Jackson, Claire Meredith and Jayne Price, all of whom have been to the NASTAR
Centre where, in addition to the prerequisite medical examinations and learning
some of the techniques used by NASA astronauts to help them handle the effects of
space travel, they experienced for themselves the dynamics of space and the effects
of G-force, during a sub-orbital space flight simulation.