Branson Expects To Begin SpaceShipTwo Flights This Summer Written 25 January 2019

Space News reports that Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson “now expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after a series of test flights starting in the next several weeks.” In an interview Thursday on “CBS This Morning,” Branson reiterated his plans to fly “into space later this year on the first commercial SpaceShipTwo flight.” Branson said that he hopes to “go up in the middle of this year myself.” He added, “We’ve got another test flight in a handful of weeks taking place from Mojave, then we’ll have another one a few weeks later, then another one. And then, we move everything to New Mexico where we have a beautiful spaceport.”