Recently, Virgin Group owner Richard Branson revealed his Virgin Galactic plane is ready to air. His plane has been moved from Mojave, California to its commercial operations headquarters in Spaceport America, New Mexico.
Reporting from the Digital Journal page, Monday (05/13/2019) this facility is a runway designed specifically for Virgin Galactic in Consequences, New Mexico. According to Engadget, it is part of the Virgin Galactic agreement with New Mexico that requires the transfer of its commercial flight activities to Spaceport America when the vehicle and its operations are ready for prime time.
One of the final test flights can make Branson a passenger, considering he intends to fly to the edge of space on July 16, 2019 to celebrate the Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary. However, Branson refused to set a specific deadline for the first commercial flight.
Space Recreation will be a Dream Come True
Branson expects a tourism business will bring big changes once it starts.
“Our future success as a species rests on a planetary perspective. The perspective that we know is a sharp focus when the planet is seen from the sky of the black sky,” Branson said.
Adam Jonas, managing director of equity research at Morgan Stanley, said this form of tourism has the potential to change the way the public views as the domain for scientific and commercial exploration.