Branson's Training up for a Virgin Galactic Trip Within Months
Branson's Training up for a Virgin Galactic Trip Within Months
Richard Branson said Monday his Virgin Galactic will begin space test flights in a matter of weeks. File
10 October, 2018, 10:04
Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson says his team are only "weeks, not months" away from putting their first rocket in space - and Galactic are "neck and neck" with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin program for the first commercial spaceflight.
In an interview with CNBC, Branson said his company was "more than tantalisingly close" to its first landmark flight beyond Earth's atmosphere, stating: "we should be in space within weeks, not months".
"We will be in space with people not too long after that so we have got a very, very exciting couple of months ahead". And that'll be a legitimate offsettable business expense for professional Instagrammers, so there ought to be loads of them up flying about up there, pouting in front of small, black windows.
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He got a fly out to deep right-center, a slow chopper to third base and then fanned Hicks looking on a slider at the knees. You can always, if you're inclined this way, look at these Yankees-Red Sox games through the well-smudged lens of history.
Branson said the proposed $250,000 price tag of a Virgin Galactic ticket would allow those who dreamed of visiting space to lift off in larger numbers. The company plans to provide orbital human spaceflights as well.
Space tourism has turned into a hot commodity in recent years.
Virgin Spaceship Unity and Virgin Mothership Eve take to the skies on its first captive carry flight in 2016.
To prepare for his maiden voyage, Branson said, he's been training rigorously: cycling, playing tennis and spending time in a centrifuge to acquaint his body with the gravitational forces of space.
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Liu pitches the Pixel Slate as having the "best of both worlds" when it comes to both mobile and desktop computing. They're both basically like any other tablet, with smoothed aluminum casings and fingerprint readers for security.
"I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts and go to space is very big".
When asked about consumer demand for space travel, he told CNBC: "I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts and go to space is enormous".
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on its first test flight in October 2010 to prove the glide-and-land design.
Branson's other space company, Virgin Orbit, has a contract with the Pentagon to launch "technology demonstration satellites", which it is aiming to do by 2019. Meanwhile Elon Musk of SpaceX has announced plans to send a passenger around the moon in 2023.
Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is not limited in how he can use Charles, either, which makes him an ideal relief for T.J. Schefter adds that Charles was waiting for an offer from a contending team before resuming his career.
The rumors are true: Google unveiled the Google Pixel Slate , a new tablet-laptop hybrid, at the company's Pixel event today. For selfies, a feature called Group Selfie provides 184% more room in the photo while shooting with the wide-angle camera .
Google's phones are certainly a great choice if you love taking pictures and prefer the feel of the Android operating system. Google's Pixel Stand is a different take on the wireless charger, one that can turn your phone into a small smart node.
The Kirin 980 is said to perform up to 20 percent faster while being up to 40 percent more power efficient than its predecessor. There have been leaks for both of those handsets, but this is the first mention of a Mate 20X model.
Fans can cast a ballot daily for their picks on who is most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . LL Cool J , Kraftwerk , and The Zombies have also been nominated multiple times before but were never inducted.
Those policies are all seen as initiatives of the crown prince, who has also presided over a roundup of activists and businessmen. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia on October 9 invited Turkish experts and relevant officials to visit its Istanbul consulate.
She added that if Scotland voted to remain in any new Brexit referendum , it should not be forced to leave with rest of UK. Her comments come as Theresa May attempts to reach a deal this month on the post-Brexit relationship with the EU.
Additionally, several of gospel and R&B's heaviest hitters will assemble for what's sure to be a touching Aretha Franklin tribute. The 2018 American Music Awards were held on October 9 local time at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Authorities have yet to find a motive behind the murder and said there was no evidence yet to connect her murder to her work. The TVN channel expressed shock over the killing of its colleague and board member, but declined to comment further.
Cosby's attorneys have previously taken issue with the judge's wife being a psychiatrist who works with sexual assault victims. Kate Delano, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, said the office will file a response.
Looking tense as she walked into yesterday's hearing, she made no comment to reporters and sat on a bench behind her lawyers. Mr Netanyahu has vowed not to step down if indicted and, so far, his right-wing Likud party has continued to back him.
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Google drops out of bidding for massive Pentagon cloud contract
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Florida, Alabama bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael
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Considering that the cost of these items would be around $50 if purchased separately, we can say this is a good deal. Players will be able to buy it physically or digitally, and it is one of the cheapest bundles Epic Games offers.
World Mental Health Day, 10 October
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