sir Richard Brandson claims that his new Virgin galactic flights take passengers into outer space. 1. Entry interface into space is 121.92 Km (as recorded by American spaceflight engineers). However Virgin Galactic reaches altitudes of somewhat less that this height. According to the source [ http://www.space.com/news/050426_tourism.html ], the passenger has to fork out over $200,000 U.S and climb to an altitude of ony 100km. 2. If you closely look at the design of Galactic One (or whatever it is called) you will notice there is no TPS (Thermal Protection System). If the vehicle breached the atmosphere and reached into the vacuum of space, the gravitational acceleration would cause it to reach a great enough velocity that when it re-entered it would require a TPS otherwise it would burn up. However, there is none installed and if one were it would be a complex and costly venture, one that not even (some of the smartest people in the world) at NASA have mastered. How does he expect to get to the moon if he can't even theoretically get into space. Yes, there is some weightlessness at that altitude (of ~100km), a lower pressure atmosphere, however it is not space.