Richard Branson flying to space on Virgin Galactic’s next rocket-powered test flight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Richard Branson is scheduled to travel from New Mexico to space on July 11.

Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, announced he will be part of the Unity 22 crew, which will lift off from the Spaceport in southern New Mexico.

During the test flight, Branson said his job will be to evaluate the customer spaceflight experience.

He also teased a "very exciting" announcement upon his return.

People will be able to livestream the flight, which is scheduled to take place at 7 a.m.