” I was a frustrated astronaut all my life. I grew up at a time when space seemed to have no boundaries, and lots of us presumed humans would be living on the moon and landing on Mars. “


” Not long after I got my test pilot qualification, I realised there was no manned space flight programme in the U.K., and there was unlikely to be one. “


” I cannot wait to get up there and experience space travel for the first time. It will be a dream come true. “


” It’s very sad that there’s going to be a hiatus in manned space flight from the U.S. The Shuttle was a fantastic, hugely complex vehicle. It was inevitable it would come to an end, but this is the opportunity for the commercial world to get involved. As the Shuttle era ends, another window of opportunity opens. “


” We go up just into space – space is most commonly accepted to be 100 kilometres above the earth’s surface, and we go up just beyond that to about 350,000 ft. “


” I’ve always hankered after going into space and walking on the moon and Mars. I did want to be an astronaut, and had there been a manned space flight programme in the U.K., I would have been knocking on the door. “


” I have watched SS2 evolve over the years into an incredible vehicle that is going to open up space to more people than ever before. “


” I watched the moon landing as a boy, and I thought that was the most exciting thing ever, going into space, orbiting Earth and exploring other planets. That looked fantastic. “


” I thought any chance I had of space travel would be military or government-controlled. “


” For Virgin Galactic’s customers, it is transportation to the most amazing experience of their lives. I very much look forward to sending some Scots into space. “



All 10 David Mackay Quotes about Space in picture


I was a frustrated astronaut all my life. I grew up at a time when space seemed to have no boundaries, and lots of us presumed humans would be living on the moon and landing on Mars.
Not long after I got my test pilot qualification, I realised there was no manned space flight programme in the U.K., and there was unlikely to be one.
I cannot wait to get up there and experience space travel for the first time. It will be a dream come true.
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We go up just into space - space is most commonly accepted to be 100 kilometres above the earth
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I have watched SS2 evolve over the years into an incredible vehicle that is going to open up space to more people than ever before.
I watched the moon landing as a boy, and I thought that was the most exciting thing ever, going into space, orbiting Earth and exploring other planets. That looked fantastic.
I thought any chance I had of space travel would be military or government-controlled.
For Virgin Galactic

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