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Richard Branson to take father, 92, on first space flight

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 17, 2008
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The first flight of SpaceShipTwo will be a family affair: Sir Richard Branson plans to take his 92-year-old father Ted and his 89-year-old mother Eve on the flight with him on the suborbital tourism jaunt.

Branson also will take his two children, Holly and Sam, on the inaugural flight, which is expected to take place in about 18 months. Also scheduled for the first flight: British Princess Beatrice, who is dating Virgin Galactic’s director of astronaut relations, Dave Clark.

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