11 Jul 2021

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson flies to edge of space in Virgin Galactic rocket


The billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson has made it into the edge of space on board his own rocket ship, as the Virgin Atlantic craft made its first fully crewed test flight beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

The VSS Unity rocket plane blasted off from New Mexico for the hour-long mission, which Sir Richard described as the “experience of a lifetime”.