Facebook history? Stephen Hawking shares his excitement on space flight with Richard Branson

One of the wonders of our time is how simple it can be to connect across the world and fields of endeavour.

In perhaps a piece of Facebook history, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking complimented entrepreneur Richard Branson on his quest to take people to space and said he was excited at the prospect.

Branson was equally complimentary in his reply.

Excuse us while we geek out and enjoy the moment...a chance for the wheelchair-bound Hawking to see the universe in all its glory! 

Soon some people were rooting for that to happen soon.

Facebook user Ern Doon Kane tried to put the conversation in perspective.

You can check out the conversation here.

Source: Facebook