The Today Show will televise Virgin Galactic's first commercial space flight

The Today Show will broadcast Virgin Galactic's first commercial space flight

If you can't quite afford the fare to space, at least you'll be watch the future of non-terrestrial tourism on your TV. NBC has won the rights to televise Virgin Galactic's first flight, and plan to make it into a three-hour Today Show special. When Sir Branson and his two children travel beyond the atmosphere next year, the build-up will be covered across the entire TV network, including CNBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel and (of course) The SyFy channel.