Virgin Galactic launched a team of six people, including billionaire founder Richard Branson, to the edge of space.
Billionaire Richard Branson took off from a base in New Mexico on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft to the edge of space. He hoped that this voyage would pull the emerging space tourism industry off the ground.
At around 8:40 a.m. (14:40 GMT) on Sunday morning, a huge aircraft carrier took off from the spaceport level in New Mexico, USA, and will rise to 50,000 feet (15 kilometers) for about an hour.
The mothership will then drop a rocket-powered space plane called VSS Unity, which will ignite its engine and lift off at a speed of Mach 3 for more than 50 miles (80 kilometers), carrying two pilots and four passengers, including cloth Lanson.
Once the rocket engine is turned off, passengers can unbuckle and experience weightlessness for a few minutes while admiring the curvature of the earth from the ship’s 17 windows.
After reaching its peak at approximately 55 miles, the ship will re-enter the dense part of the atmosphere and slide back to the runway.
“This is a beautiful day to go to space,” the arrogant Englishman wrote in a tweet earlier, tweeting that he rode his bike to the base and met with his crew and all Virgin employees. Video.
Going to space is a beautiful day.Here we are @Spaceport_NM. Get ready to watch the live broadcast at 7:30 AM Pacific Time | 10:30 AM EST | 3:30 PM British Summer Time https://t.co/PcvGTmA661 #Unity22 pic.twitter.com/4KjGPpjz0M
-Richard Branson (@richardbranson) July 11, 2021
Branson’s goals also include winning the race and becoming the first tycoon to cross the final frontier in a ship built by the company he founded, thus putting him on a par with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Earlier, he posted a photo of himself standing in the kitchen with SpaceX boss Elon Musk, who expressed his support.
In the 2000s, several tourists went to the International Space Station, but they were on Russian rockets.
Branson’s official role is to evaluate the experience of private astronauts to improve the journey of future customers.