Michiel Mol, head of Virgin Galactic's challenger Space Expedition Corporation, was one of the first people to congratulate Sir Richard Branson on Virgin's first powered flight, earlier today. Via Facebook, Mol (who himself is also a long time ticket holder at Virgin
Galactic) sent out the following message:
Dear Richard, time flies when you're having fun!
Congrats on this great achievement! You've proven that our shared dream of making space accessible for everyone is about to become reality. And it surely makes me proud that I was one of the first to be able to join your programme in 2006. SXC will be joining you up there later this year; let's make sure it's never lonely at the top. Michiel.