Virgin Galactic to Reach Space by Year End: Richard Branson
U.K. billionaire Richard Branson talks about his Virgin Galactic space venture. Branson said his space program can be “almost completely carbon neutral.”
Watch the video below. Source: Bloomberg
Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television’s “On the Move.”
Virgin Galactic is a British commercial spaceflight company within the Virgin Group with ambitious plans to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists, suborbital launches for space science missions, and orbital launches of small satellites. Further in the future, Virgin Galactic hopes to offer orbital human spaceflights as well. The spacecraft is air-launched from a ‘buddy’ aeroplane.
The company has been making it possible for aspiring astronauts to pay a deposit to reserve a place on SpaceShipTwo since 2005 and several hundred people from around the globe have now booked their place in space. In doing so, not only have they become pioneers in a new and important industry but they have become insiders in one of the most amazing and inspiring projects anywhere in the world.
The journey starts from the moment a deposit is paid with a membership of perhaps the world’s most exclusive club with privileged access to all aspects of the project as it progresses. From Astronaut Forums with Sir Richard Branson on his Caribbean island home or his South African game reserve to opportunities to tour Scaled Composites, upon making such arrangements and relevant authorization, to see for real the new vehicles under development. All our future astronauts, of course, have VIP invitations to media events to mark major milestones.
Learn more about Virgin Galactic on their website.
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