You won't believe the trip to space of billionaire Richard Branson with his own rocket

You won't believe the trip to space of billionaire Richard Branson with his own rocket

The billionaire fulfilled his wish. His Unity rocket took off from New Mexico, in the US, to spend a moment of weightlessness outside the Earth. Keep reading to find out all the details!

The billionaire fulfilled his wish. His Unity rocket took off from New Mexico, in the US, to spend a moment of weightlessness outside the Earth. Keep reading to find out all the details!

The mission of the owner of Virgin Group is clear: to evaluate the experience to open these trips to the public and to boost the nascent space tourism industry. The trip made him the first of the new space tourism pioneers to test his own spacecraft, surpassing Amazon's Jeff Bezos and SpaceX's Elon Musk.

The mission of the owner of Virgin Group is clear

Musk traveled to New Mexico to support his friend, while Bezos sent his congratulations through a post on Instagram. Branson, who flew accompanied by two pilots and three other crew members, at a press conference after landing, called the flight "the experience of a lifetime."

"What a day, what a day. I think that, like most children, I have dreamed of this moment since I was a child and honestly, nothing can prepare you to see Earth from space," he said.

"My mission was to make the dream of space travel a reality for my grandchildren, for their grandchildren, for many people who live today, for everyone," he added.

"My mission was to make the dream of space travel a reality"

"And having flown into space, I have seen how Virgin Galactic is the spaceline for Earth. We are here to make space accessible to all, and we want to turn the next generation of dreamers into the astronauts of today and tomorrow." .

Branson, 70, came a long way to get here. The first time it announced its intention to fly into space was in 2004, hoping to have commercial service available in 2007. However, some technical difficulties - including a fatal accident on a flight in development in 2014 - made it take longer to achieve its goal. of the expected time.

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