Richard Branson became the first person to explode in his own spacecraft, outpacing fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos (whose self-funded spaceflight is scheduled for July 20) by nine days. he stayed the late show To share my experience with Colbert last night. About 71-year-old Branson, accompanied by five companions from his Virgin Galactic space tourism company, reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometers) above the New Mexico desert, enough to experience three to four minutes of weightlessness and see the curvature. Prithvi, and then returned home safely for a runway landing.
Stephen Colbert A brazenly greeted Branson, “Welcome to the cool green hills of the earth.” He later asked, “Did you ever think it wasn’t a good idea…?” As he watched footage from the flight. Branson admitted that he had doubts about whether his body was going to cope, but once he realized it would, “it would be a dream come true.” Branson was bewildered at first, though he eventually said of his discovery: “It was extraordinary.”
Richard Branson He had a few words of advice for Jeff Bezos, whom he blew on Sunday to beat by nine days. “Sit back, relax, look out the window. Absorb the view outside. Really take it in, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, enjoy it.”
At the top of the flight, while three of his teammates – Virgin Galactic employees Beth Moses, Colin Bennett and Sirisha Bandala – were swimming around him on Sunday, Branson had a message. “To all you kids – I was once a kid with a dream, looking up at the stars. Now I’m an adult in a spaceship… If we can do that, just imagine what you’re doing.” can.”
during his interview with The Today Show, that was for quite a long time even after the safe landing. The brief, up-and-down flight (the rocket ship part took only about 15 minutes, or so until Alan Shepard’s first US space flight in 1961) was intended. As a confidence-boosting plug for Virgin Galactic, which plans to start letting customers start paying on Joyride next year. Prices are estimated between $200,000 to $250,000 per ticket. This makes Branson the first civilian astronaut. He also became only the second septuagenarian to leave for space. Astronaut John Glenn flew on the shuttle in 1998 at the age of 77.
The morning was spent with good friend Elon Musk, fellow billionaire and space-tourism rival.
The crowd erupted in joy and shouted as they landed on the runway. Some spectators jumped in the air. Others hugged and hugged. “It was an amazing achievement,” said former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, once commander of the International Space Station. “I’m just happy with what this open door will lead to now. It’s a great moment.”
“Seventeen years of hard work to get us here,” said an enthusiastic Branson as he congratulated his team on the journey back on the sleek white space plane called Unity.