KTSM — Are you dreaming of an out of this world vacation?
Well come this time next year, you could be traveling into space.
Virgin Galactic Founder, Sir Richard Branson, says the world's first commercial space flight will depart New Mexico's Spaceport America on Christmas Day.
Branson made the comments during a trip to Dubai.
He has also said he and his family plan to be on that inaugural flight.
Virgin Galactic released this statement Wednesday regarding Branson's comments.
It reads in part, "Our best estimate is... we could see the first paying customer flights in 2014. However, as previously noted, safety will always be our North Star."
The company also cautions that flights are contingent upon the successful completion of Virgin Galactic's test flight program.