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Branson hails ‘experience of a lifetime’ after flying to edge of space

Credit: Virgin Galactic Sir Richard Branson hailed the “experience of a lifetime” after flying to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed flight. The billionaire businessman smiled as he headed back to the planet surface after feeling the thrill of weightlessness for several minutes on Sunday. The launch was hailed a “landmark moment” for the billionaire businessman, as well as the whole commercial space industry. Take-off had been delayed by about 90 minutes on Sunday due to the weather overnight at Spaceport America in New Mexico, in the US.

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