Virgin Galactic will take people to space by Christmas, says Richard Branson

CNET | 11/30/2018 | Gordon Gottsegen
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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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After the first few test flights --which Branson acknowledges will be "the dangerous ones"-- Branson says he will be the first passenger...
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