In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National, Virgin Galactic CEO Richard Branson says that his company hopes to conduct tourism trips around the moon:
â€œWeâ€™re looking at building small little spaceships, two-man spaceships with glass tops which will be programmed to pull you around by the moonâ€™s gravity around the moon so you can just go 100 foot above the moon, around and then back to the hotel. Anyway, weâ€™re dreaming and weâ€™re working on it. And whether all this happens in our lifetime, weâ€™ll see.â€
This clip comes at the end of a 30-minute Future Tense program largely devoted to Australia’s efforts to create a stronger, more coordinated space program.