Watch: Rocket Blasts Richard Branson, Crew Into New Era Of Space Flight

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NBC News 11 July, 2021 - 11:00am 23 views

Where is Richard Branson launching 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 space with Richard Branson on board

Where is Virgin Galactic located?

Virgin Galactic's Spaceport is located near Truth or Consequences, N.M. Virgin Galactic, which went public last year, is also a huge favorite among retail investors, with news flow this year generating huge swings in its stock price, which has more than doubled in 2021. The Wall Street JournalRichard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space Flight: What You Need to Know

Has Branson launched?

Branson's 90-minute trip began in dramatic fashion as Virgin's twin-fuselage carrier jet — with the VSS Unity rocket-powered spaceplane bolted under its wing — lifted away from the company's Spaceport America launch site near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, at 8:40 a.m. local time (10:40 a.m. EDT). CBS NewsRichard Branson and Virgin Galactic complete successful space flight

How high will Virgin Galactic fly?

Virgin Galactic will launch Unity to an altitude above 50 miles (80 km), which NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. military classify as space. Space.comVirgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity 22 launch with Richard Branson: Here's when to watch and what to know.

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