“First of all, we really need to help the public understand that while these two flights are really geared toward — I guess space tourism is the term that people like to use. These two flights [are the] evolution of civilian or nongovernment spaceflight.

“We’ve already done the really, really hard thing, which is to take humans into orbital spaceflight. And now we’re coming back to the easier part of it, which is just transporting humans into space and right back down, what we call suborbital spaceflight…”

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