Will Virgin Galactic Fly NASA’s Suborbital Science Experiments and Researchers?

Leonard David has an interesting piece over at LiveScience.com on the possibility that Virgin Galactic will snag a piece of NASA’s suborbital launch business.

The American space agency recently issued two Request for Information solicitations concerning human suborbital spaceflight. NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is looking to fly payloads and researchers on private spacecraft.

David reports that NASA will review solicitations early next year with the intent of beginning a pilot program around 2010-11.