Thursday, March 03, 2011

New Virgin Galactic CEO

It's always worth keeping and eye on what's going on here:

George Whitesides has recently replaced Will Whitehorn as the CEO/President of Virgin Galactic. In an interview with Sander Olson, George Whitesides discusses suborbital spaceflight, orbital hotels, and the Government's role in cultivating commercial spaceflight.

From the last answer George Whiteside believes we could see daily suborbital flights by 2020 and thousands of people will have flow to suborbit.


Disco Stu said...

Orbital hotels! Sounds great.

Hope they get a Holiday Inn up there. I have a loyalty card.

Neal Asher said...

Much as I enjoy the idea of us zooming off into space I'm not so sure about staying in a zero gravity hotel. Just like a cruise you'll be unable to escape people you dislike but unlike a cruise the vomit won't just be on the floor.