Kate Winslet: Spaceport Launch With Ned Rocknroll!
The couple came out to support his uncle, Richard Branson, whose Virgin Galactic will stage its commercial space-tourism venture at the new facility.
The crowd at the grand opening got to witness a flyover by WhiteKnightTwo, “the mothership that one day will help take space tourists on suborbital flights,” the Associated Press reports.
“We want to be sure we’ve really tested the craft through and through before turning it over to the astronauts who bought tickets to go up. If it takes a bit longer, we’ll take a little bit longer,” Richard said.