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Commercial space flights ready to lift off in 2014

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NEW MEXICO - Get ready for liftoff!  Virgin Galactic hopes to start offering commercial flights into space by the second

half of this year.

The company says it has already sold 680 tickets, each costing $250,000.  Full test flights are set to begin this spring.

Virgin Galactic's space plane will take off from the company's spaceport in New Mexico.

It will climb to the upper edges of the atmosphere where travelers will experience weightlessness.  All it needs now is its final commercial license from the FAA.

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