Branson: SpaceShipTwo Flight Planned for Next Monday

SpaceShipTwo Cold Flow Test
Branson tells the Las Vegas Sun that SpaceShipTwo will break the sound barrier next Monday:

That’s your Virgin Galactic project. What’s ahead for that?

We’re hoping to break the sound barrier. That’s planned Monday. It will be a historic day. This is going to be Virgin Galactic’s year. We’ll break the sound barrier Monday and from there, we build up through the rest of the year, finally going into space near the end of the year. I’ll be on the first official flight, which we look to have in the first quarter of next year. We’re doing a number of test flights into space first.