Inspired by Apollo 11, Virgin Galactic’s Branson Preparing Tourist Flights
Friday, July 19, 2019
Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson said that his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip.
The British billionaire celebrated his 69th birthday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during 50th anniversary festivities for humanity’s first moon landing. His guests were 100 other aspiring astronauts who have put down deposits to launch into space with Virgin Galactic. Like Branson, many in the crowd were inspired to fly into space by Apollo 11, which he called “the most audacious journey of all time.”