Breaking Now: Just moments ago, Sir Richard Branson just became the first of the tech billionaires who are pioneering civilian spaceflight to reach the altitude threshold that defines “space” and to receive his astronaut pin along with three of his employees.
“Richard Branson reached space on a test flight for Virgin Galactic before gliding back to earth and touching down safely Sunday, the latest salvo in the burgeoning space tourism business led by high-profile billionaires,” according to Fox News.
“The Virgin Group founder launched Sunday with three company employees, flying 53 miles above the earth in a final test mission before kicking off commercial space flights next year. Branson – who earned his pilot’s license – tested the astronaut cabin experience.”
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