In a new interview with news website CNBC, Sir Richard said: "We should be in space within weeks, not months".
"Soon after that we will send into space people, so we will have a very interesting few months ahead".
Branson, the founder and CEO of Virgin Galactic, has been investing in this venture since 2004, but if the comments he made yesterday at the Barclays Asia Forum in Singapore are to be believed, the company is finally on the cusp of entering space.
Virgin Galactic aims to launch the first commercial passenger flight into space and is in fierce competition with the American space company Blue Origin.
Tourists will spend several minutes floating in zero gravity, aboard a spaceship that approaches or passes through the Karman line, the boundary of Earth's atmosphere and space, some 62 miles (100 kilometers) high. Branson is a director, but also acts as an ambassador for the firm and continues to have a big say on its future.
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The billionaire had initially planned for a maiden flight by Virgin Galactic to happen by the end of 2009, but the date has been delayed on a number of occasions.
"So I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts and go to space is big".
He said the length of Virgin Galactic's initial flights will be kept relatively short in order to keep prices at a "reasonable level". "It is up to us to produce as many spaceships as we can to cater with that demand". From early next year, passengers will be able to identify as having feelings of travel-related anxiety before they fly, leading to personalised communications in the lead up to their journey, and face to dace interactions while onboard the aircraft.
Virgin Galactic now has about 800 passengers on its roster, all of whom have paid around $250,000 (£190,000) for a return trip to space. "He shouldn't be getting very little sleep", Branson told CNBC when asked what advice he would give his fellow billionaire.
Meanwhile, another insurgent private space company, Blue Origin, founded by entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, just won the contract to provide its BE-4 engines to the behemoth United Launch Alliance.
Hubble usually uses three gyros at a time for maximum efficiency, but can continue to make scientific observations with just one. The James Webb Space Telescope , the successor to Hubble, is scheduled to be launched in March 2021.
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After there, the storm will move up through the Carolinas, hit by heavy rains form Hurricane Florence just a few weeks ago. Meteorologists watched satellite imagery in complete awe as the storm intensified. "We are in new territory", U.S.
Shortly after the protest over Maven, Google said it would not renew the contract or pursue similar military contracts. In a statement , Google said they "couldn't be assured that [the deal] would align with [their] AI Principles ".
The 2160 x 1080 OLED of the Pixel 3 is not graced with a notch, but it does have very large bezels at both the top and the bottom. Google opted not to put a camera on the Home Hub at all, whereas other smart displays do have that feature for video calling.
Price surrendered three runs off three hits (including two homers) in just 1.2 innings of work in the 6-2 Boston loss. Twitter absolutely went off on Hernandez during and after the game and he was actually trending in the USA after.
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Tropical Storm Michael forms in the Caribbean
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