Unity 22 Outside Spaceport America. Photo courtesy Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic announced Thursday that ticket sales will open back up to the general public starting Wednesday, Feb. 16. in what the company calls its Future Astronauts program.

The spaceflight will launch from Spaceport America in Sierra County. Those with a ticket to space start with several days of spaceflight preparedness activities. During spaceflight, astronauts get to experience a 90-minute journey including an air launch and Mach-3 boost to space. 

Spaceflight reservations are a total price of $450,000. Following an initial deposit of $150,000, customers will make their final payment before their flight. If you’re interested in a pricey flight to space, spaceflight reservations can visit www.virgingalactic.com to start the application process.

This story is a staff report from The Paper.