Virgin Galactic Ticketholders Requesting Refunds in Wake of Crash

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About 20 people have changed their minds

About 20 people have asked Virgin Galactic to refund their tickets to travel into space aboard SpaceShipTwo, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

Jess Gilbert, senior account supervisor for the Virgin Galactic team at Edelman Public Relations, told The Hollywood Reporter "about 20" people have requested refunds following the crash of the tourism rocket in the Mojave, Calif., desert Oct. 31. The accident killed the co-pilot, Michael Alsbury; the pilot, Peter Siebold, managed to parachute out of the rocket and survived.

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More than 700 people have purchased or reserved tickets from Virgin Galactic, according to the Los Angeles Times. Tickets initially cost $200,000 each and later jumped to $250,000.

Celebrities who have reserved flights include Leonardo DiCaprioJustin BieberAngelina JolieBrad PittLady Gaga and Ashton Kutcher.

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