Sir Richard Branson: Another Step Towards Space?
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic recently merged with Social Capital Hedosophia to create the world’s first publicly traded commercial human spaceflight company earlier this year.
In July, he said the first launch will be from the company's spaceport in New Mexico. Six people can be accommodated, and already 600 people have paid $250,000 each for the ride.
On Friday, Branson announced progress with this latest endeavor via Twitter.