Branson 90% sure Virgin Galactic will fly this year

Branson 90 percent sure Virgin Galactic will fly this year

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – First it was 2011, then  2012, then 2013.

Now Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will almost certainly start flying into space from New Mexico this year.

“It is rocket science. Nothing’s guaranteed. We’ve had difficulties. NASA had problems when they were building their first spaceships as well,” Branson said. “I’m pretty convinced by this summer a large new spacecraft will go into space. Then I think by September myself and my family will have been into space. I’m 90 percent convinced that will happen.”

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