The “Unity 22” mission, which will be live-streamed around 9 a.m. E.T., includes a full crew of two pilots and four mission specialists.
I’ve always been a dreamer," said Branson, in a press statement."My mum taught me to never give up and to reach for the stars. On July 11th, it’s time to turn that dream into a reality aboard the next Virgin Galactic spaceflight, in the company of this brilliant crew of mission specialists."
The first tourist space trip, which will launch from New Mexico, will take about 90 minutes.
SpaceShipTwo, the spaceship on which Branson and his team will be traveling. has a jaw-dropping interior designed by London design agency Seymourpowell. It has 12 cabin windows for astronauts to gaze at Earth and 16 cameras, which provide high definition footage and stills.
Branson also said that he would be making an exciting announcement once he returns back.