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Virgin Galactic rises as much as 9% in premarket trading after Richard Branson's successful space flight

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Richard Branson poses with the new SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger two-pilot vehicle meant to ferry people into space, in Mojave, California,February 19, 2016.
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Virgin Galactic rose by as much as 9% in pe-market trading on Monday.
The company successfully completed a space flight with founder Richard Branson over the weekend.
Branson thereby beat rival entrepreneurs Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to be the first billionaire to reach space.
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Richard Branson and 3 crewmates flipped in zero-gravity and walked on the ceiling when Virgin Galactic's plane reached the edge of space - take a look

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Richard Branson floated in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spacecraft.
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Richard Branson became the first billionaire to reach the edge of space on Sunday.
Virgin Galactic's space plane launched with Branson, three crew members, and two pilots.
They spent five minutes floating in zero gravity before the space plane descended back to Earth.
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Virgin Galactic blasted six people to the edge of space on Sunday.
Virgin Galactic's four crew members, including founder Richard Branson , after their journey to the edge of space.
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10 things in tech: Musk visits Branson - AI tiny homes - Amazon Prime Air issues

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started. 1. Elon Musk went to Richard Branson's house at 3 a.m. to wish him luck before his flight. Branson tweeted a photo of Musk visiting him on the morning of his historic flight to the edge of space. Jeff Bezos, who is heading to space on July 20, wished Branson well in an Instagram post. Miss Branson's launch? Check out a video of him in space. 2. About 600 people reserved tickets to space with Virgin...
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Elon Musk has paid a $10,000 deposit for a ticket to the edge of space with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
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Elon Musk has booked a seat on a future Virgin Galactic space flight, founder Richard Branson said.
Branson told The Sunday Times that Musk was one of 600 people to put down $10,000 deposit.
Branson became the first billionaire to reach space on Sunday.
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Elon Musk has booked a ticket on one of Virgin Galactic's future flights to the edge of space, the company's founder Richard Branson said. Virgin Galactic flew its first full crew...
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