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Resource id #4 Hawking plans a trip to space - Volume 5 Issue 2: Disability News and Information Service for India

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Volume 5 Issue 2 - January 15, 2007

Hawking plans a trip to space

D.N.I.S. News Network -Genius astrophysicist Stephen Hawking’s spirit of adventure continues as he announces his plan to undertake a zero-gravity flight aboard an airplane this year as a precursor to a journey into space.

“This year I’m planning a zero-gravity flight and to go into space in 2009,” he was quoted in the Daily Telegraph. The 65-year-old Hawking has said he hopes to travel on British businessman Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic service, which is scheduled to launch in 2009. The service will charge space tourists about $2,00,000 for a two-hour suborbital trip about 140 kilometres above the earth.

It has been reported that Richard Branson is keen to help the scientist realise his dream of a space flight.

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