Professor Stephen Hawking is hoping to travel into space aboard Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spacecraft.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the 75 year old cosmologist said “I can tell you what will make me happy, to travel in space. I thought no one would take me but Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately.”

He also chimed in on the Brexit debate, saying that if the referendum decision must be implemented “it shouldn’t be a hard Brexit as the right wing of the Conservative Party want. That would leave us isolated and inward-looking. Instead, we should retain as many links as possible with Europe and the rest of the world, particularly China.”

He also warned that leaving Europe “threatens Britain’s status as a world leader in science and innovation”.

via The Times