Heading over to the Natural History Museum in Manhattan last night proves my favorite aphorism that “a stitch in time saves nine.” Last night Richard Branson was the calm to my proverbial storm when he was happy to gave me an interview for PopSnap. I’m covering the launch of SpaceShipTwo because I have always been fascinated with Space travel and dreamed of going into space. Branson tells me that some day, very soon, I will be able to fly into outer space for the price of going to Europe. I didn’t believe Virgin Galactic until he said this to me. For the first time, last night, it hit me that I will make this happen. I will go into outerspace!
Others there were fascinated with the technology yet contemplative of the possibilities. Sarah Shaw from Alston+Bird says, “I’m sold. I’m terrified of space and I would go” at the 1:00 mark. You guys have to tell me if you are going to go!
I like the part of the video where I get kicked out by the museum security. It’s funny because the security guards could not have picked a more perfect time to boot me. It was right after the Richard Branson interview. They approached me after a couple radio exchanges. In the video I say, “…you know what? I don’t care if I get kicked out because all I care about it getting some good content.” Everyone was enthusiastic in the video and overjoyed by the possibilities of the SpaceShipTwo. Branson’s passion and pride for the SpaceShipTwo is evident in how he talks; it’s exhilarating to watch.