Sumary of Richard Branson’s First Flight Into Space Reminds Me Of A Virgin Trip With Him, Almost 40 Years Ago:
- The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo space plane Unity flies at Spaceport America, before travel to the …
- – AFP via Getty Images 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 airport to Newark, along with selected passengers including Branson and his family.
- Onboard I met his mum, whose name, Eve, is on the mothership which brought the rocket to space.
- Richard Branson arrives at Newark in the mid 1980s on the virgin flight of Virgin Air.