February 2nd, 2010

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Virgin launches into inner space.

Soon you'll be able to take a Virgin spacecraft to fly high above sea level, but before then, you'll be able take a different Virgin craft to fly below it.  Richard Branson's company Virgin will debut a submersible plane excursion on February 20 that will fly passenger underwater, primarily in the Caribbean.  Visitors to Branson's private Necker Island or his yacht Necker Belle will be able to charter the submersible plane, the Necker Nymph, for an addition $25,000 for a week.  The plane will dive as low as 100 feet, which is deep enough to see the beauty of the Caribbean sea floor without suffering the bends.