Branson’s First Flight Into Space Reminds Me Of A Virgin Trip With Him, Almost 40 Years Ago

Space travel came closer to reality on Sunday morning July 11, when SpaceShipTwo, V.S.S. Unity, took off from the world’s first commercial spaceport, south of Albuquerque New Mexico: a runway takeoff on a round-trip supersonic voyage to the edge of space.

With a stated goal to unite the world with commercial flights through space, Virgin Galactic was founded seventeen years ago by adventurer/philanthropist/billionaire Sir Richard Branson — who is now also Astronaut 001.

It reminds me a (very) tiny bit of when Branson founded upstart Virgin Atlantic with one used airplane. I was invited on the virgin flight of Virgin Air in 1984, from London’s Gatwick

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