Billionaire Branson blasts into suborbital space
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is now officially a space tourist.
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is now formally a space vacationer.
The flight was the twenty second check flight of VSS Unity and the primary check flight with a full crew within the cabin, together with Sir Richard Branson.
The crew had been checking the cabin for buyer expertise, together with evaluating the industrial buyer cabin, the views of Earth from space, the situations for conducting analysis and the effectiveness of the five-day pre-flight coaching program at Spaceport America.
Sir Richard Branson mentioned:
“I have dreamt about this moment since I was a child, but nothing could have prepared me for the view of Earth from space. We are at the vanguard of a new space age. As Virgin’s founder, I was honoured to test the incredible customer experience as part of this remarkable crew of mission specialists and now astronauts. I can’t wait to share this experience with aspiring astronauts around the world.”
“Our mission is to make space more accessible to all. In that spirit, and with today’s successful flight of VSS Unity, I’m thrilled to announce a partnership with Omaze and Space for Humanity to inspire the next generation of dreamers. For so long, we have looked back in wonder at the space pioneers of yesterday. Now, I want the astronauts of tomorrow to look forward and make their own dreams come true.”
Virgin plans yet one more check flight earlier than beginning a industrial space tourism service. The firm already has a protracted ready listing to trip aboard SpaceShipTwo every paying round $250,000 apiece. The fare contains preflight coaching, mission planning, life assist, medical assist, crew provisions, and eight days aboard the ISS.
Michael Colglazier, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic, mentioned:
“Today is a landmark achievement for the Company and a historic moment for the new commercial space industry. With each successful mission, we are paving the way for the next generation of astronauts. I want to thank our talented team, including our pilots and crew, whose dedication and commitment made today possible. They are helping open the door for greater access to space – so it can be for the many and not just for the few.”