07/02/2013 10:38 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2013

Space Travel: Are You Virgin Galactic's Next Passenger? (VIDEO)

TIME: 12:20pm-1:20pm EST

Virgin Galactic is the world’s first commercial spaceline. How did this project first see the light of day? On Tuesday, July 2, with the help of stunning images and footage, Stephen Attenborough will chart its progress to date, including the latest from the ongoing test flight program. Is Virgin Galactic the spark that could light the fire of a vibrant new industry that could help to meet some of the most pressing challenges faced on Earth in the coming decades? Will you be the company’s next customer on a trip to space for an exhilarating, life-changing experience?

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