Thursday, November 7, 2013

Virgin Galactic CEO: We Can Absolutely Go to Mars

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Space is no longer the final frontier.

“We absolutely can go to Mars…it’s a question of will,” George Whitesides, president and CEO of commercial space company Virgin Galactic, tells The Daily Ticker’s Aaron Task in recent interview at TEDxWallStreet. “It will probably be a public/private partnership that also involves international folks. It will be expensive.”

Traveling to Mars may seem like an overly ambitious goal, but sending non-astronauts into outer space could happen “soon,” notes Whitesides.

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