British billionaire Richard Branson has successfully achieved his childhood dream. In fact, the 70-year-old man was able to make his journey into space, without encountering any difficulties. This Sunday, July 11, 2021, the spacecraft in which he was with other passengers landed in New Mexico, in the southwestern United States.
Once in a lifetime experience “
Richard Branson’s spacecraft, the VSS Unity developed by his company Virgin Galactic, landed on a runway at Spaceport America around 9:40 a.m. local time. Although the billionaire had long dreamed of going into space, his participation in this trip also served a specific purpose. Therefore, their role was to evaluate and test the experience to which future clients will be entitled. Richard Branson’s comments after the flight were reassuring. The latter spoke of a “once in a lifetime experience”. Note that at the beginning, the VSS Unity broke off at an altitude of almost 15 km to begin its ascent with supersonic speed. After going into space proper, the spacecraft began to descend, having touched the peak at an altitude of almost 90 km.
As a reminder, when Richard Branson’s spacecraft landed, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk were on the scene and taking part in the event. In addition, with this trip, the British billionaire is nine days ahead of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, who must also take a trip into space. This is normally scheduled for July 20.