Richard Branson is back after successfully landing in space.
The billionaire successfully became the 1st among the “billionaires race” to space.
Richard Branson reached the edge of space and landed successfully after a flight aimed at spurring a new, multibillion-dollar space-tourism industry.
The British entrepreneur and five crew members crossed the threshold on a test flight of the spacecraft developed by Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc., which climbed more than 50 miles above the Earth’s surface.
The spacecraft VSS Unity landed back at the Spaceport America facility in New Mexico on Sunday after a flight lasting about an hour.
It successfully separated from the launch plane VMS Eve, which took off after a weather delay, before its onboard rocket fired and sent it higher.
At the peak, Mr. Branson and other crew members unbuckled and experienced weightlessness and peered at Earth and into space from a dozen windows in the cabin.
- Richard Branson: Instagram