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Hawking to travel into space on Branson's Virgin Galactic

Hawking to travel into space on Branson's Virgin Galactic

'I was due to go into space with Virgin Galactic, courtesy of Richard Branson, but I fear the doctors won't allow it. Hawking just revealed that he's booked a flight on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, thanks to the latter's offer to help the renowned physicist and cosmologist make his dream of spaceflight a reality.

Asked what message he would like to relay to Trump, Hawking said the president should replace Pruitt at the helm of EPA.

For Stephen Hawking's, the birth of his first child, was the most happy moment in his life. Nothing apparently, so he's headed for space.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain today, he expressed concern about the "definite swing to a right wing, more authoritarian approach" in USA politics and the emergence of President Donald Trump.

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What the scientist fears the most is the approach Trump has on the environment and the policies concerning it.

Hawking is one of the world's most famous scientists, both for his work in cosmology and theoretical physics and his battle against ALS, a motor neuron disease that has left him in computerized a wheel chair. "It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for [Trump's] second term, God forbid", he said.

Hawking also spoke about Brexit concerns, claiming that if the referendum decision has to be implemented, "it shouldn't be a hard Brexit as the right wing of the Conservative Party want".

"I believe in the possibility of commercial space travel-for exploration and for the preservation of humanity".

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In an interview this morning with Good Morning Britain, Stephen Hawking shared his thoughts on the Trump administration's attitudes toward climate change.

Hawking previously referred to Trump as a "demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator" during the 2016 election, a sentiment he continues to hold. He said that if Britain leaves the European Union then it "threatens Britain's status as a world-leader in science and innovation".

Hawking also said he will travel into space after Richard Branson offered him a seat on Virgin Galactic.

Garbage truck driver arrested after truck strikes several vehicles
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a release reporting multiple crashes on the westbound lane from Exit 7 to Exit 25. He was taken to Marshall County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being remanded in Marshall County Jail.


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