Branson shoots for 2018 space trip as Virgin resumes test flights
His update is the most detailed since the crash of Virgin's experimental rocket plane
Fri, Jul 07, 2017 - 5:50 AM
The co-pilot died when Virgin Galactic's original SpaceShipTwo was torn apart in 2014 after he prematurely unlocked a braking mechanism.
MORE than 2 1/2 years after the fatal breakup of Virgin Galactic's experimental rocket plane, Richard Branson is poised to revive powered test flights as the billionaire entrepreneur targets his first journey into space by the middle of next year.