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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson reaches space, leading an era of ‘space tourism’

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson reaches space, leading an era of ‘space tourism’

On Sunday, founder of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson flew to space on a sub-orbital test flight as a part of Virgin Galactic’s effort to start the space tourism industry. His flight departed from a launch site in New Mexico at around 8:30 am. After a safe landing, Branson said: “It’s 17 years of painstaking work, the occasional horrible down – and large ups with it. And today was definitely the biggest up.”

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