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Video Inside: Richard Branson becomes first billionaire to fly to space

Richard Branson is also the founder of Virgin Galactic, the company that flew him to space.


Video Inside: Richard Branson becomes first billionaire to fly to space | BEAMSTART News

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Richard Branson, the founder of global brand, Virgin, has become the world's first billionaire to travel to space and return successfully.

Branson along with 5 members of his team, took flight to space earlier today, before gliding down into Earth's atmosphere several minutes later.

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Richard Branson in Space.

In an interview in space, Branson mentioned that it was his lifelong dream to travel to space, and encouraged the next generation to pursue their dreams, irregardless of their circumstances.

"I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid, but honestly nothing can prepare you for the view of Earth from space. The whole thing was just magical", he said in a press conference following the flight.

Aside from Branson, CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is expected to fly to space on July 20th this year.

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