Magmic Games CEO to be blasted into space

Magmic Games CEO John Criswick has always wanted to go into space.

In fact, he applied for a position as an astronaut in 1992 but was turned down and went on to found a successful mobile gaming company in Ottawa.

Well, according a report from the Canadian Press, Criswick will get to leave Earth’s atmosphere after all.

He was on hand today as Sir Richard Branson unveiled SpaceShipTwo, the world’s first manned commercial spaceship.

After a few test flights, the Virgin Galactic space ship will be able to carry six passengers into a brief sub-orbital flight.

Criswick has signed up to be on one of the first commercial space flights, at a cost of about $200,000.

SpaceShipTwo is expected to take flight with commercial passengers within the next 12 to 24 months.

[Via OBJ]