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Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo boasting: Over-confidence or height of passion?

India TV News Desk 06 Nov 2014, 21:16:02 PM IST
India TV News Desk

We all grew up listening, "try and try until you succeed", but guess Richard Branson has taken that learning way too seriously!

Just days after the crash of Virgin Galactic's 'SpaceShipTwo' that left one pilot dead, the company has released the pictures of their new vessel be prepped up for next 'SpaceShipTwo' that has been carefully being constructed by a team from Virgin.

Simultaneously, Mr. Branson's company has announced that they will be resuming tests of their experimental rocket-powered spaceship in 2015.

Isn't it too much to digest...hush! But the story doesn't end here, Mr. Branson has much more to say.

You will be amazed to know that the multimillionaire businessman has declared that he will be the first passenger on Virgin Galactic's maiden flight to space.

"There is no way I would ask others to go on a Virgin Galactic flight, if I didn't feel it was safe enough for myself," he told an English news channel.

In his words, "the risk is worth it."

Well, at this point of time it is hard to tell whether Richard Branson is over confident or stubborn on his project of space tourism. 

If it is confidence because of right homework and ideas behind the project then well good for them, but if the project is going on just because of Branson's reputation then 'May god bless' the maiden flight passengers.

Well after hearing all this, if you still want to get a spot on this maiden flight, the ticket will cost you a whooping $250,000.

Around 800 passengers who had book their ride are still supporting Virgin and two more have signed up after the fatal crash, said Branson.