August 4, 2020

Richard Branson space-bound in early 2021 says Virgin Galactic

Washington (AFP) – Richard Branson could shoot into space on his Virgin Galactic aircraft as its first passenger early next year, the company said, potentially blazing a path for commercial flights.The company has repeatedly pushed back the date it will take the first tourists outside earth’s atmosphere and said 600 people have forked out $250,000 to reserve a seat.Virgin Galactic said Monday it “expects to advance to the next phase of its test flight program” in the fall with two manned flights.”Assuming both flights demonstrate the expected results, Virgin Galactic anticipates Sir Richard Br…


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