Professor Hawking told Good Morning Britain that he’d never dreamed he’d be able to head into space. But “Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately”, he said.
Richard Branson’s spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic, hopes soon to carry people into space on commercial missions.
In a wide-ranging interview, Hawking said that his “three children have brought me great joy – and I can tell you what will make me happy, to travel in space”.
Professor Hawking also discussed Donald Trump, who he said was a “demagogue” and made him fear that he might never be welcome in the US.
– Agencies, REPUBLICA