Now You Can Pay for Your Ticket to Space With Bitcoins

Virgin Galactic latest to accept digital currency
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 24, 2013 1:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Good news, future space travelers. Now, you can pay for your flight to outer space with money from cyberspace. Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson announced Friday the company will accept bitcoins as an alternative to traditional currency—adding he has already had one customer use it to pay. Branson himself has invested in the digital currency, saying there isn't much of a risk with it. Right now tickets to space are going for $250,000, or about 350 bitcoins. Trips are planned to start next year.

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