Richard Branson’s first Virgin Galactic flight won’t have A-listers on board

London, Feb 24: Richard Branson has revealed that he won’t be taking Hollywood A-listers like Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie or Ashton Kutcher on Virgin Galactic flight’s risky maiden voyage.

The 63-year-old business magnate told The Guardian that NASA has lost about 3 percent of everyone who’s gone into space.

For a government-owned company, one can just about get away with losing 3 percent of their clients, but for a private company you can’t really lose anybody, Branson asserted.

Branson added that it’s a chillingly businesslike concept to declare that a 3 percent death rate is an acceptable margin of error for a government, but not for a private entity.

Branson also revealed that his children will be accompanying him on the first flight. (ANI)