Stephen Hawking, the renowned scientist and theoretical physicist, could be traveling to space.

 

In an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” that ran Monday, Hawking said he has already completed a zero-gravity flight, “which allowed me to float weightless,” and has been offered a seat on the Virgin Galactic by Richard Branson.


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“I can tell you what will make me happy, to travel in space,” said Hawking, 75, who did not elaborate on when the offer came.

For years, Virgin Galactic has been working to carry people into space on commercial flights.

It sounds like Hawking, who has been battling early-onset ALS for decades, has no reservations about going.

“I said yes immediately,” he said.