Dream Escape has become the only agent in Scotland to be appointed to sell $200,000 space trips by Virgin Galactic.


The Edinburgh-based company has received five enquiries since being appointed last month as one of around only 140 agents worldwide qualified to sell tickets to space.


The date for the first public space flight by the Virgin Group’s space travel arm has yet to be confirmed although it is thought to be in a number of years time.


The first commercial manned spaceship flight took place last October 2010 from the Mojave desert in the US.


Deposits for the space flights cost $20,000 which gives prospective space tourists access to aspects of the project as it progresses.


This includes ‘astronaut forums’ with Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson on his Caribbean island home or his South African game reserve to opportunities to tour Mojave or Spaceport America.


Selected Dream Escape employees have received in-depth training by Virgin Galactic to assist with space flight bookings.