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Richard Branson Successfully Flies Into Space Aboard Virgin Galactic's Unity 22

The founder of Virgin Galactic made history on Sunday when his Unity 22 rocket plane briefly reached the edge of space. Here are highlights of what happened during the launch of the company's inaugural crewed mission. Branson is said to be the first billionaire to travel into space aboard his own spacecraft, though he won't have to wait too long for company. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will launch his own rocket later in July.

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Richard Branson Successfully Flies Into Space Aboard Virgin Galactic's Unity 22
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    Richard Branson takes flight with his space company Virgin Galactic

    Richard Branson takes flight with his space company Virgin Galactic

    Billionaire Richard Branson flew on a suborbital mission to the edge of space with his company, Virgin Galactic, on Sunday, beating fellow space …

    In photos: Richard Branson’s historic spaceflight

    In photos: Richard Branson’s historic spaceflight

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    Branson carries crew member Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders while celebrating after landing back on Earth. Bandla is the second woman born in India to fly to space. Astronaut Chris Hadfield holds wings before pinning them to the crew members' flight suits. Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity space plane …

    'No camera can capture the magic'

    'No camera can capture the magic'

    Virgin Galactic's Beth Moses: 'No camera can capture the magic' Virgin Galactic's Beth Moses: 'No camera can capture the magic'Close When Sir Richard Branson flies to the edge of space on Sunday in his rocket plane, VSS Unity, he’ll be taking instruction from Beth Moses. She’s the chief astronaut …

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