Everyone knows, the famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has always dreamed of one day going into space. Afflicted ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Charcot’s disease) since he was 22, and paralyzed, he has always believed that no one will want to bring him into this unknown world that he cherishes so much. But he was never discouraged and today his dream seems feasible thanks to the British billionaire Richard Branson.
“This trip will make me very happy”
According to the famous researcher, he offered him a space trip as part of a program designed by his company, Virgin Galactic.
“This trip will make me very happy, I was sure nobody would want to take me aboard a spaceship, but Richard Branson offered me a seat, I accepted his proposal right away,” he said. “He told Good Morning Britain.
The company Virgin Galactic plans to launch a program of tourist suborbital travel for all the people wishing it. Later, flights in orbit will also be available.
Stephen Hawking is a renowned astrophysicist, author of “A Brief History of Time” which sold more than 10 million copies. Hawking is known to have contributed to the popularization of science.
In 1963, Hawking, who at the time was 22 years old, was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Charcot’s Disease). The doctors then estimated that he had only two or three years left to live. However, their forecasts did not materialize, and today, even paralyzed, Hawking continues to live an active life: he has three children, he teaches yoga, teaches, speaks and communicates with people Using a computer voice synthesizer.