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Virgin Galactic, Who Has Stopped Talking About Dates, Talks About Dates

Damon Kitney, The Australian:

The maiden commercial flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is scheduled to take place next year but if you haven’t already paid $250,000 for the trip of a lifetime, it is likely to be at least three years before you are space-bound.

That was the view of Virgin Galactic commercial director Stephen Attenborough, who was recently brought to Australia by Deutsche Bank for a presentation at the State Library of Victoria.

Richard Branson in an interview with The Telegraph, 47 days ago:

“Well we stopped giving dates,” he confesses. “But I think I’d be very disappointed if we’re not into space with a test flight by the end of the year and I’m not into space myself next year and the progamme isn’t well underway by the end of next year.”