Future space tourists visit Iceland

Gísli Gíslason

Gísli Gíslason Photo: Gísli Gíslason

A group of intrepid future space tourists waiting for their first flight out of the atmosphere on Virgin Galactic are currently on a visit to Iceland.

A group of those on the waiting list for suborbital spaceflights with spaceflight company Virgin Galactic regularly meet up on holiday – and one of them is Icelander Gísla Gíslason.

“Quite a big group of us try to meet regularly in various places all over the world. There have been trips to London, the US and Africa, and now we thought it might be exciting to meet in Iceland,” says Gíslason, who is number 258 on the waiting list.

The group was greeted by Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and is visiting Langjökull glacier today. They are staying in Iceland till Sunday.

Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, sometimes joins the group where they meet up, but has reportedly not made the journey to Iceland.


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