Virgin Galactic has revealed that a number its customers who have paid nearly a quarter million dollars per head to reserve seats on their first flights have asked for their money back. The company said that after Friday night’s fatal test flight, which killed one pilot and left the other seriously injured, 20 of their 700 customers cancelled their seats.
The Virgin Galactic declined to disclose which customers had torn up their tickets, but the waiting list includes household names from scientist Stephen Hawking to performers Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, and Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
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