As Virgin Galactic Gears Up, Branson Looks Beyond Suborbital Flights

Richard Branson after his first flight aboard WhiteKnightTwo at the Oshkosh airshow.
Richard Branson after his first flight aboard WhiteKnightTwo at the Oshkosh airshow.

Virgin Galactic aims for the Moon
The Mirror

But that’s just the start as [Richard] Branson told me shortly before joining the crew on Whiteknighttwo at its debut at the Oshkosh air show in Wisconsin.

“It’s an enormously historic step forward. The Mothership is a mastercraft.

“Looking further ahead, and we like to dream, we hope that one day Virgin Galactic will be able to ferry passengers between continents at a fraction of the time that they currently travel between continents.

“We also hope that one day to have a space hotel up there we can take people to that might be quite close to the Moon and people will be able to head off in small spacecraft to head off round the Moon before lunch or before breakfast.”

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