Sir Richard Branson searching for boy who inspired Virgin Galactic

 

Sir Richard Branson has launched a worldwide appeal to help him find the child who, 26 years ago, asked a question that inspired him to launch his commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic.

During a live appearance on a BBC TV show in 1988, Branson answered a viewer call from a young Shihan Musafer, who asked him “Have you ever thought about going into space?”

It was a harebrained idea at the time, to which Branson answered in the hypothetical: “I’d love to go into space, as I think pretty well everybody watching this show would love to go to space,” he replied.

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