Burt Rutan is quoted in Business Week on the safety of the SpaceShipTwo suborbital space tourism vehicle he is building for Virgin Galactic:
The price of this amazing experience? Initially, around USD$200,000. And how safe is it? We’ll let Rutan answer: “This is designed to be at least as safe as the early airliners in the 1920s…
Don’t believe anyone that tells you that the safety will be the same as a modern airliner, which has been around for 70 years.”
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