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Branson's astronaut training as space race hots up

Branson's astronaut training as space race hots up

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Sir Richard Branson has said he is undergoing astronaut training and is just months away from being catapulted into space. The 67-year-old Virgin boss has set his sights on turning commercial space travel into a reality since he founded Virgin Galactic and hopes to be among the first space tourists."We're talking about months not years - so it's close. There are exciting times ahead," he told BBC Radio 4's You And Yours, to be broadcast on Monday."I'm going for astronaut training, I'm going for fitness training, centrifuge and other training so that my body will hopefully cope well when I go to space." Image: Sir Richard Branson says 'exciting times' are ahead He said he has increased his fitness training by ...