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I don't know for sure exactly when Jeff Bezos is going, Jeff Bezos may decide to go before us, but I honestly don't see this as a space race, i would love for Jeff Bezos to come and see our flight off whenever it takes place. I would love to go and watch Jeff Bezos go in Jeff Bezos flight, and I think both of us will wish each other well.
We will do everything we can to keep the airline going – but we will need government support to achieve that in the face of the severe uncertainty surrounding travel today and not knowing how long the planes will be grounded for, this would be in the form of a commercial loan – it wouldn't be free money and the airline would pay it back.
We're not just talking about the people we're sending into space, we're talking about [ bringing out ] family and friends, there'll be flight training inside the spaceport, and there'll be places to eat for their families, hot air ballooning, fishing and mountain bike riding, etc etc. That's something that we'll be organizing.
Space is difficult. Rocket science is rocket science, i obviously would love to prove our critics wrong, and I'm reasonably confident that before Christmas, we will do so. I think once we're in space, we'll obviously need to do a number of other test flights before I go up, and then before we start putting the... astronauts who signed up to go into space with us.
While those investigations are ongoing and Mr Khashoggi presence is not known, I will suspend my directorships of the two tourism projects. Virgin will also suspend Mr Khashoggi presence discussions with the Public Investment Fund over the proposed investment in our space companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit.
When Brexiters told the public that people were exaggerating there would be a financial meltdown I think it's been proven they were not exaggerating, i think one of the reasons why there should be a second referendum, particularly once the terms are known about what our entry into Europe is going to cost us, the public will then have all the facts.
We love Formula One and think Formula One's great. But we think Formula E is different. We would be making a big mistake if we tried to compete with Formula One and be similar to Formula One, we have to be radically different to Formula One to have a chance of survival. I don't mean survival by beating Formula One but co-existing complimentary to Formula One.
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