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Catch up on billionaire Richard Branson's trip to space with these photos of what it's like to fly with Virgin Galactic

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson flew to the edge of space on Sunday.
He joined a crew of three Virgin employees for the fourth flight of SpaceShipTwo above 50 miles.
Branson's role was "mission specialist," testing the passenger experience for future customers.
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Billionaire Richard Branson , who founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, joined a crew of three employees and two pilots for the fourth high-altitude test flight of the company's SpaceShipTwo space plane on Sunday. He and three other Virgin Galactic employees served as...
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Richard Branson reaches space beating his richer rival Jeff Bezos

Richard Branson reaches space beating his richer rival Jeff Bezos

2 monthes ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

On Sunday, Richard Branson, the famous billionaire speedily entered into space aboard his own winged rocket ship, bringing astro-tourism into reality and beating out Jeff Bezos, his exceedingly richer rival buddy.
From the Virgin Galactic space-tourism company, the 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates reached an altitude of 53.5 miles over the New Mexico desert to experience three to four minutes of weightlessness and observe Earth's curvature and then glided back to a runway landing.
To quote proud Branson, “The whole thing, it was just magical.”
The brief, up-and-down flight - the...
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Richard Branson's photo of him and a barefoot Elon Musk was immediately uploaded to wikiFeet, where the Tesla CEO has only a 2.7 rating

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
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Richard Branson posted a photo of him and a barefoot Elon Musk ahead of his Virgin Galactic flight.
The photo was immediately uploaded to Musk's wikiFeet page, where he has a rating for 2.65 out of 5.
Branson and Musk's chief space rival, Jeff Bezos, both have higher ratings.
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Elon Musk may have a dogged online fanbase , but his feet? Not exactly. The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO posed barefoot in a photo with Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson on Sunday, hours...
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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is giving away 2 free tickets to space as part of a charity contest - here's how to enter

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Virgin Galactic is giving away 2 free tickets to space in the "Omaze Sweepstakes." 600 people including Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have reserved the $250,000 tickets to space.
Virgin Galactic flew its first full crew - including founder Richard Branson - to the edge of space .
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Virgin Galactic, which flew its first full crew to the edge of space on Sunday, is giving away two free tickets for future space trips in the Omaze Sweepstakes. Winners will board Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity, the same...
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