Binnie Promotes Dubai as Center for Space Tourism

Dubai Seen Ripe for Space Tourism

“Speaking at the [Orion] Congress, Brian Binnie, test pilot of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipOne (SS1), the prototype of what is poised to become the first commercial carrier for tourists in the orbit, said: ‘Dubai is perfectly positioned to be at the leading edge of this [space] industry.’”

Dubai Could be Take-off Point for Space Tourism

Khaleej Times

“The cradle of civilisation could form the backdrop to the future of tourism, space tourism, according to astronaut Brian Binnie, as he paints a picture of a potential flight route and the experience, based on his own as test pilot of SpaceShipOne, the prototype to commercial space travel, launched by Virgin Galactic.”