For about 40 years, professor Stephen Hawking has been communicating and sharing his knowledge from that especially designed wheel chair. His fate is bound to that chair because of ALS disease, that he fell victim of. In spite of that immobility, his contribution in the field of science and technology, particularly his immense knowledge about gravitational force, adds him in the list of the most powerful minds of the world. If you ever ask him about his biggest dream in life, it would be a space travel.
In a recent interview to Piers Morgan on ITV’s show, ‘Good Morning Britain, Stephen Hawking has disclosed his upcoming venture to travel in space. In his own words,
“My ultimate ambition is to fly into space. I thought no one would take me, but Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately.”
All thanks to Sir Richard Branson founder of the Virgin Group. He himself is quite ambitious about traveling with Stephen Hawking. In his views, it would be a good experience, if Hawking’s health allows him to travel. And above all, it would be a free-from-cost space travel for Stephen. Here is what Sir Richard said about this whole adventure;
“Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the people I admire most in the world, an undisputed genius who has opened our eyes to the wonders of the universe, while also happening to be a kind and delightful man. He is the only person I have given a free ticket with Virgin Galactic, and he is signed up to fly as a Future Astronaut with us if his health permits it.” [Read here: Real Dragon Caught on Camera in China]
This would be the first travel into space for Stephen, but it really is not the first time that Hawking would enjoy the weightlessness and zero gravity atmosphere. It was in the year 2007, when Boeing 727-200 aircraft was especially prepared with a zero-gravity and Stephen Hawking flew and enjoyed the essence of being in space. But this time, things are going to be real special for him. We all hope that Stephen’s journey to space is big success and fun. All the best!