Stephen Hawking set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic

Stephen Hawking set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic
Famed cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking is going to fly into space. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 21 March 2017

Stephen Hawking set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic

Stephen Hawking set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic

DUBAI: Famed cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking is going to fly into space, he said in an interview on Monday.
Professor Hawking told Good Morning Britain that Richard Branson, who owns spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, extended an invitation to him.
“Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately,” he said.
Branson hopes to be able to carry people into space on commercial missions but the plan was delayed due to technical issues and a fatal test flight in October 2014.
“I can tell you what will make me happy, to travel in space,” Hawking said.
The physicist also discussed US President Donald Trump, saying he was “demagogue.
“His priority will be to satisfy his electorate who are neither liberal, nor that well-informed,” he said.