Virgin Galactic will take people to space by Christmas, says Richard Branson
| Gordon Gottsegen
11/30/2018 1:27 PM EST
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Branson in front of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.
Virgin Galactic may hit a major milestone this coming month: finally sending people to space.
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CEO Richard Branson said he was "reasonably confident" that Virgin Galactic would send its first astronauts into space before Christmas, in an interview with CNN.
Virgin Galactic's goal is to eventually send "space tourists" into orbit, but the company has to first send professional astronauts to space first before it can start transporting paying passengers.
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