Virgin Galactic to launch next space tourist flight Sept. 8

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — Virgin Galactic’s next mission was announced Monday morning.

Galactic 03 is set to take off from Spaceport America on Sept. 8. It will be the eighth spaceflight so far, and the third commercial spaceflight.

The three civilians who will make the trip bought their tickets almost 20 years ago.

Their names have not been released yet.