Virgin Galactic flies its first astronauts, taking a step closer to space tourism

1:03 PM ET Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Virgin Galactic flew its first astronauts to the edge of space on Dec. 13, 2018, making the company a step to opening up flights for the public. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson told CNBC that he hopes to board the spacecraft for a test flight in 2019 before taking customers up to the stars.