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Spaceliner aims to be science lab

Sir Richard Branson wants his tourist spaceship also to become a high-altitude science platform.

The billionaire's rocket plane will carry six fare-paying passengers just above the atmosphere to experience a few minutes of weightlessness.

But the Virgin vehicle has been designed so that its seats can be removed easily and the space filled with science gear.

Virgin executive Will Pomerantz told our correspondent Jonathan Amos what exactly the company had planned.

  • 04 Dec 2012