Virgin Galactic will be in space 'within weeks,' says CEO Richard Branson

CNET | 10/9/2018 | Claire Reilly
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The Virgin Galactic VSS Unity.

The new space race is well and truly underway, with Virgin Galactic founder and CEO Richard Branson saying the company will be in space "within weeks".

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Speaking to CNBC in Singapore on Tuesday, Branson was also bullish about the company's bid to kick off a new frontier of space tourism.

"We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years," he said.

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"We will be in space with people not too long after that so we have got a very, very exciting couple of months ahead."

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