Virgin's Richard Branson makes history by flying in space
Virgin's Richard Branson makes history by flying in space

Virgin’s Richard Branson makes history by flying in space

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has achieved his life’s dream by building and flying a rocket into space.

Richard Branson was on board for 90 minutes as his place reached the edge of space achieving weightlessness. The sky turned black and you could see the earth curving below.

You can catch up on the live-stream footage below. And it’s very, very epic.

Branson took off from New Mexico in America and reached a height of 85km, 282,000ft or 53 miles). Alongside Sir Richard Branson there were two pilots and three Galactic employees on the flight.

Branson now plans to take up paying customers into space next year.

He first announced he wanted to fly in space in 2004. And 17 years later, he’s made that a reality.

“I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid, but honestly nothing can prepare you for the view of Earth from space,” he said in a press conference following the flight. “The whole thing was just magical.”

Dreams really do come true when you’re a billionaire.

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