Virgin Galactic

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Richard Branson became the first person to ride into space aboard a rocket he helped fund. The supersonic space plane developed by his company, Virgin Galactic, roared into the sky over New Mexico early Sunday, carrying Branson and three fellow crewmembers. ...
The entrepreneur’s planned journey to the edge of space could bolster interest in trips, but widespread travel there is probably still years off. ...
NBC News’ Tom Costello reports from Spaceport America in New Mexico as lift off occurs for the “VSS Unity” onboard Mothership “Eve,” headed to 50,000 feet where it will detach. ...
Branson will travel to space on VSS Unity on Sunday July 11, with a live stream of the event starting at 14:00 BST (09:00 ET) from Spaceport America in New Mexico. ...

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