From the beginning, New Shepard was designed to fly above the Kármán line so none of our astronauts have an asterisk next to their name. For 96% of the world’s population, space begins 100 km up at the internationally recognized Kármán line. pic.twitter.com/QRoufBIrUJ
Big day ahead. Great to start the morning with a friend. Feeling good, feeling excited, feeling ready. Watch #Unity22 launch and livestream TODAY at 7:30 am PT | 10:30 am ET | 3:30 pm BST. @virgingalactic @elonmusk virgingalactic.com pic.twitter.com/FRQqrQEbH8
Welcome Sirisha Bandla, Colin Bennett, and Beth Moses — our expert crew members joining @richardbranson on our #Unity22 test flight. Watch LIVE this Sunday at www.virgingalactic.com. @SirishaBandla @VGChiefTrainer pic.twitter.com/F4ZrGnH3vo
Who piloted Virgin Galactic?
The pilots are David Mackay and Michael Masucci. In addition to Mr. Branson, three Virgin Galactic employees joined the flight to evaluate how the experience will be for future paying customers. The New York TimesHighlights From Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Flight
How high is Richard Branson going into space?
Branson's flight today is expected to reach more than 50 miles high, which is the altitude the US government considers the beginning of outer space. CNNRichard Branson goes to space: Live updates
Where does Virgin Galactic launch from?
Virgin Galactic's flights launch from Spaceport America, along a desolate stretch of desert in New Mexico. The company's SpaceShipTwo Unity craft is designed to take off on a conventional runway while attached to the underbelly of a carrier ship known as WhiteKnightTwo. NBC NewsVirgin Galactic's rocket reaches edge of space with Richard Branson on board
How high did Richard Branson go?
The height reached by Sir Richard in the rocket plane, known as Unity, was 85km (282,000ft; 53 miles). BBC NewsVirgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson rockets to the edge of space
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