Virgin Galactic to make use of real-time cloud computing infrastructure

Thursday 3, June 2010


Virgin Galactic to make use of real-time cloud computing infrastructure


Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline developed by Sir Richard Branson, has deployed's Sales Cloud 2 to manage the direct sales process for its Astronaut Relations programme.


The company is using Salesforce CRM to manage direct sales and to track all conversations with potential customers, Virgin Galactic is providing.


It is being highlighted that potential astronauts who visit the Virgin Galactic website can easily register their interest via a simple web-form that routes their details instantly to the Virgin Galactic Astronaut Relations team as a result of the real-time cloud computing infrastructure.



The company recently appointed a senior NASA executive as its first chief executive.


George Whitesides, most recently chief of staff at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will lead Sir Richard Branson’s new space tourism business.


Existing Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn will report to Whitesides.


Virgin Galactic, which has to date accepted more than $65million worth of reservations from 335 future space-travellers, holds deposits of more than $45million. Each aspiring amateur astronaut will be charged £133,000 to experience a few minutes of suborbital spaceflight.





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