Sources: Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's Blog, YouTube
quote: this thing has no established safety record
quote: let someone else be the guinea pig
quote: this is more of an upscaled amusement park ride than actual spaceflight
quote: the price. 200k?
quote: it really needs to work out the above issues before i would be interested
quote: Proven safe since 2003. That's a full decade for you.
quote: Classic quote from a late adopter.
quote: Wrong, the price is now 250K, and it's really peanuts when you consider just how much money needs to be spent per pound on a Soyuz or SpaceX rocket.
quote: In other words, you're not interested until it costs under $100 per person, such that it becomes an impulse purchase instead of a "I get to do this and you'll never get it in your lifetime!" sort of thing.
quote: I don't think they have to worry about not having your business
quote: In fact, even as recently as the 1960s normal international air travel was prohibitively expensive by today's standards.