The Winklevoss twins — or the Winklevii, as some would say — are apparently taking a trip to the upper atmosphere (what some would call outer space, but it’s really not, but I digress) on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture.
The news was announced by Tyler Winklevoss on Twitter, who said that both he and his brother, Cameron, have used bitcoin to pay for the flight (which runs about $250,000 per seat, or almost 390 BTC at the current exchange rate).
Branson announced last year that Galactic would be accepting bitcoin, and the first person to have booked a flight using the digital currency was a stewardess from Hawaii. Since then, the last we’ve heard was that “six or seven” bitcoin users had booked flights
The Winklevoss twins — “astronauts” numbered 700 and 701 — join the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber on an exciting flight that will allow them to experience weightlessness for a few minutes before a descent back to land.