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Six months after roll out, Virgin Galactic’s new space shuttle (VSS Unity) still hasn’t managed to take off. In order to redo the flight tests that were interrupted when the first vessel crashed, Richard Branson’s company has had to wait to get the green light from the FAA. This came through on the 29th July so the flight-test campaign should resume in the next few weeks. The French agent for Virgin Galactic has however put a damper on it, saying that the flight test campaign will take a long time.

Jean-Luc Wibaux, Virgin Galactic’s accredited space agent for France: watch the interview in the video.

For the moment we can’t put a date on when the first commercial space flight might take place because there are still too many question marks.

Jean-Luc Wibaux, Virgin Galactic’s accredited space agent for France: watch the interview in the video.

Despite the unknowns and the October 2014 crash, most of candidates who paid $250,000 for their tickets haven’t demanded their money back.

Jean-Luc Wibaux, Virgin Galactic’s accredited space agent for France: watch the interview in the video.

Space travel is a dream that only 555 people have been able experience since the astronaut Youri Gagarine on the 12th April 1961.

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