Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson said earlier this week he "can't wait" to travel to space in a historic rocket launch happening this Sunday. "At that moment we will have become astronauts, I will pinch myself and pinch myself again and again," he said on NBC's "TODAY" show. Virgin Galactic announced last Thursday that the space tourism company will attempt to launch its next test spaceflight July 11, carrying Branson and five others. Branson will beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos to space, as the Amazon founder plans to launch with his own company, Blue Origin, on July 20. But Branson said there is no rivalry with Bezos... allegedly.
"It’s going to be quite a ride." —