Virgin Galactic launches (on the New York Stock Exchange)

Public investors now able to buy shares as Sir Richard Bransons space tourism venture seeks funds for takeoff Virgin Galactic has taken a giant leap towards space as shares in the billionaire Sir Richard Bransons space tourism venture started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Public investors are now able to buy shares under the stock market ticker symbol SPCE in the human spaceflight company which is betting that enough wealthy tourists will pay the $250,000 (195,000) ticket price to justify investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars. rocket company founded by Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla, and Blue Origin, the company owned by the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which aims to talks with the …