Space tourism will take a giant leap with Richard Branson’s scheduled launch

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FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Richard Branson, right, founder of Virgin Galactic, and company executives gather for photos outside the New York Stock Exchange before his company’s IPO. Branson announced Thursday, July 1, 2021 he plans to fly into space this month on the next test flight of his Virgin Galactic rocket ship. The launch window will open July 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Former NASA Astronaut, fighter pilot, humanitarian and entrepreneur Ron Garan joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss how Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson’s scheduled space launch this weekend will be a huge achievement for space tourism.  

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