December 2, 2018 Health 0 Views Sir Richard Branson walks in front of the Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket…
Richard Branson made the bold statement last week that Virgin Galactic sends astronauts to space for Christmas.
The morning man said he is “quite sure” the space tourism company he founded to achieve this milestone at the turn of the year in a November 30 interview with CNN Business.
“We have a brilliant group of astronauts who literally believe in 100% of the project and give them everything,” he said.  The entrepreneur said that the first excursions in space will be flown by test pilots without tourists on board. He will be the first passenger, he added.
Still, several people are ready to punch up $ 200,000 to $ 250,000 for a seat on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.
“I have not allowed until [test pilots] broken it a few times, first,” told Branson for the business news network. “I would love to have gone on this flight, but [pilots] are incredibly courageous people.”
This is obviously not the first time Branson has predicted such an achievement, just to fall short.
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He said at the outset that the company’s virgin vessel should start by 2009, a date driven several times due to technical challenges.
Virgin Galactic competes against others like Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos Blue Origins in a private race to space. Some analysts believe that space economics can ultimately be worth $ 1 trillion.
NASA, who has said that several private companies will be decisive for future space exploration, recently warned SpaceX founder Musk that his public drinking and use of the pot “did not inspire confidence.”
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“Security is all that matters if you put people in space,” said Branson. “So neither of us will compete to be the first one.”
But he added: “Virgin Galactic will be the first.”
“Elon is amazing things. We hope to do extraordinary things.” I know will do extraordinary things, “said Branson.” The demand for space travel, whether it’s satellites, puts people in space, is huge … So exciting times ahead. “