Bran­son gets a rocket from space trip­pers

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VIR­GIN boss Richard Bran­son ( above) is fac­ing the wrath of wannabe space trav­ellers sick of wait­ing for his Ga­lac­tic project to get off the ground.

An ar­ray of wealthy ty­coons and celebs, in­clud­ing Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt and Ash­ton Kutcher, have bought tick­ets for the flights, which were due to start in Novem­ber 2010.

Now one man on the wait­ing list, Bas­sim Haidar, who paid £125,000 six years ago for his ticket, is fu­ri­ous that he’s still not boarded Ga­lac­tic.

He said: “I wanted to be the first Arab in space, but I can’t get Bran­son to say when we will fly. I’m very dis­ap­pointed in him.”

Re­cently, Bran­son wrote on his blog: “Our space­ships are in the final stages of our ex­haus­tive test-flight pro­gramme. ”

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