Seeing the growing demand, Whitesides said Virgin Galactic will re-open ticket sales later this year. Ticket prices were raised to $250,000 in 2013, with promises of space tourists taking the journey in 2014. Bitcoin is trading at almost $10,000 on Friday. Virgin Galactic has said it may in the short term raise the price of its tickets, which today cost $250,000. Virgin Galactic stock continued to retreat Wednesday as the space tourism company looks ahead to restarting ticket sales while quarterly losses mount.. X. Virgin Galactic passengers will depart from Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport.It was opened in New Mexico in 2011. The deposits represent half the total fare price, ... Virgin Galactic said the company would be valued at around $1.5bn. Despite the high costs, Virgin Galactic expects high demand from the wealthy. The company halted ticket sales in 2014 after a pilot was killed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic has yet to launch their service to space, yet they've already sold 640 seats at $250,000 a pop. Is the trip worth the price? The price back then was $200,000, and Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson promised that operations will begin within three years. The Winklevoss twins bought a ticket to go to space with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic in 2014 when the price of one bitcoin was $800.