Richard Branson & 5 Crew Members Of Virgin Galactic Rocket Into Space
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Richard Branson became the first person to ride into space aboard a rocket he helped funded. The supersonic space plane developed by his company, Virgin Galactic, roared into the sky over New Mexico early Sunday, July 11, 2021, carrying Branson and five fellow crew members.
On Sunday, British billionaire Richard Branson and a crew of five others soared into space onboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane. Mark Strassmann reports, in the video published on July 11, 2021, “Richard Branson soars into space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane“, below:
On July 11, 2021 Virgin Galactic flew its first fully crewed rocket powered test flight, which welcomed the beginning of a new space age, in the video published on July 11, 2021, “WATCH LIVE: Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Livestream“, below:
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin, and Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, are in a head-to-head race to get into space, in the video published on July 9, 2021, “How Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s Space Flights Will Differ | WSJ“, below:
Branson, along with Virgin Galactic employees Beth Moses, Colin Bennett, and Sirisha Bandla and pilots Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci, boarded the SpaceShipTwo, a winged plane with a single rocket motor that the company has spent nearly two decades developing, before the crack of dawn. Attached beneath its massive, twin-fuselaged mothership, dubbed WhiteKnightTwo, the vehicle took to the skies at 8:30 am MT and climbed to about 50,000 feet in the air, in the video published on July 11, 2021, “See moment Richard Branson rockets into space“, below:
Richard Branson has beat his billionaire rivals into space, successfully launching and landing on Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 mission — watch the historic flight here, in the video published on July 11, 2021, “Watch Richard Branson fly to space (Virgin Galactic Unity22 supercut)“, below:
Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed spaceflight with two pilots and four mission specialists including Sir Richard Branson, in the video published on July 12, 2021, “Virgin Galactic’s First Full Crewed Spaceflight #Unity22“, below:
At his SpacePort in New Mexico, where he is preparing to ride to the edge of space, this weekend, beating another billionaire, Jeff Bezos, by just over a week, Sir Richard Branson shared an exclusive look behind the scenes, including the spaceship he and five others will be flying in. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in the video published on July 6, 2021, “Exclusive: Meet Richard Branson’s Crew Going To Space This Weekend“, below:
Is traveling into space a dream of yours? You can join our Spacefarer community and be front of line for spaceflight reservations once they become available, in the video published on Aug 6, 2020, “Take a look at Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Cabin design“, below:
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