Hawking in the Sky January 8, 2007Posted by dorigo in astronomy, humor, news, physics, science, travel.
In the day of his 65th birthday, the british astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has announced he intends to fiddle with space travel in 2009, provided that Virgin Galactic, – a company owned by Richard Branson, who is attempting to market space travel – is able to impart his wheelchair enough thrust to overcome Earth’s gravity.
A shorter-term project is a short flight in the absence of gravity, which he plans to take on this year.
Putting Hawking into orbit for free would be a great investment for Branson. I can almost see the ads: “Escape from Black Holes with Virgin Galactic! If Hawking did it, why can’t you ?”