Richard Branson reaches edge of space on Virgin Galactic flight

Sir Richard Branson, after nearly 17 years of Virgin Galactic development, achieved his dream and reached space on Sunday. The company's spacecraft VSS Unity launched above the skies of New Mexico on Sunday, with two pilots guiding the vehicle carrying the billionaire founder and three Virgin Galactic employees. Branson is the first of the billionaire space company founders to ride his own spacecraft.

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Brian Malik
Brian Malik:
Branson: "Wow, look at all those people down there, they look like ants from up here".
Launch Control: "They are ants Richard, you're still on the ground"
Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis:
With so much media coverage, Richard Branson's PR team earned their pay today.
Friday Californiaa
Friday Californiaa:
One small peek into space, a giant hit to the wallet
P M
P M:
Branson's billions still can't afford non-pixelated video 😆
a speedingdrunk
a speedingdrunk:
They can fly to space but can’t get a camera with even VHS quality.
Rick Fitness
Rick Fitness:
Imagine how much paperwork were signed in case the mission failed
Dan Jakeway
Dan Jakeway:
My Dad did AHRS for the X-Prize years ago while living. There's the living dream, Dad, wherever you are in space and time.
Daniel Carlson
Daniel Carlson:
Ahh yes, the new billionaire hobby, go to space
Gee purrs
Gee purrs:
One could also say he reached the edge of the Earth's atmosphere and NOT space. Seriously, this isn't outer space. This is inner space. And why should anyone even be excited? Unless of course we didn't really go to the moon
Matt Clegg
Matt Clegg:
They literally did this in like 2014 don’t know why it’s getting more hype now
Logan5 Logan5
Logan5 Logan5:
If I were on that rocket I’d finally be able to explain myself in awkward social situations by stating “I’m a spaceman”.
Jason Ayres
Jason Ayres:
"The rich get richer.
The poor get the picture(s)."
GonzoRevolutionary
GonzoRevolutionary:
Hes doing it for commercial flight so the average Joe's 1 day can possibly go up & see space something everyone would imagine... if it was higher everyone would have to be trained in specialized suits etc for Gs then once they got down it would take a long while to not feel wobbly... so give this billionaire some credit cuz our kids one day may go 2 space & it'll be cheaper & better design etc from here in the next decades. So I give this nan applause... this is all about commercial flight... in the future maybe he'll have a hotel in space that everyone on this flight can visit & doc then come back down this is only the beginning...
Laurent Penot
Laurent Penot:
beautiful pixelised moments 💗🤦🏼‍♂️
Josh Walls
Josh Walls:
Just love where we are headed now. Great to see this space exploration taking off again. I definitely loaded up on some shares low today. Hopefully they finish the offering and continue to grow this into the best. Loved seeing Elon and Branson partying together. Probably cooking something up. Expect to see great things ahead. Also congrats on Bezos also, but nowhere close to the other too yet. He's got the money though so he will be just fine. Get in low people. Future is bright for Virgin.
Mathew Omolo
Mathew Omolo:
it was never going to be as exciting as going to the ISS or the moon but its the only good chance that civilians with a lot of money have.
sweet T
sweet T:
I have tears in my eyes ... I have such respect for this man, his progressive ideas and his sincerity spoken for all Virgin Employees. Now, this man knows what it’s like to be part of a winning team. I know, my father is an engineer for Virgin Galactic and he’s a winner in this game called Life...
Phulcanelli
Phulcanelli:
To quote David Bowie - Oh man look at those cavemen go... It's the freakiest show.
Tatenda Chirwa
Tatenda Chirwa:
Wow!! After 17 years?? I’m never giving up on anything again ! Maybe there’s success in the end after all.
Ryan's Synthwave Guitar
Ryan's Synthwave Guitar:
The CNBC animation at the end looks like a rocket flying down and hitting the plane.
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez:
MSM: "After nearly 17 years of Virgin Galactic development, Mr. Branson Reaches the Edge of space in his spacecraft!!..."

Reality: Some billionaire went for a ride in his private high altitude Jet
Geoff Lloyd
Geoff Lloyd:
Well done, Sir Branson. Proud of your vision and success.
nakiflo
nakiflo:
Truly amazing work! Yes! 17 years! Yup! Preservation, hard work and dreams pay off
Going Nowhere.
Going Nowhere.:
Thanks for cutting co2 Richard . Lovely straight horizon .
747Heavy Boeing
747Heavy Boeing:
Congratulations Richard!
You did it mate.
Cheers!!
Wayne Jackson
Wayne Jackson:
AMAZING!! VERY INSPIRATIONAL CONGRATS TO HIM ALTHOUGH 250K IS OUT MY LEAGUE IF I HAD THE CASH I'D LOVE TO GO...YEAH ANY BILLIONAIRE CAN HIRE A TEAM TO BUILD A SPACESHIP...BUT HOW MANY HAVE DONE SO?
Roy Cuffee
Roy Cuffee:
Damn I’m not sure if I ever cared less about anything in my life!
Chi K Tse
Chi K Tse:
An estimation of high between inner space & outer space. Succeed. Thank the team devoted their life to confirmed!
Zerpwron ✔
Zerpwron ✔:
so awesome!!!!! Congratulations Sir Richard, Astronaut!!!!
nanamh skal
nanamh skal:
I just want to feel that experience for atleast a minute .
G R
G R:
Virgin Galactic might be the preferred means of transportation for a vacation in space🌝.
Titus Cato
Titus Cato:
I for one am very pleased. It’s been a long time coming. Good on everyone involved & the human race for their ingenuity & drive.
Aaron Loos
Aaron Loos:
He didn't reach outer space. Outer space, at least for legal purposes, starts at 62 miles, he made it to 53 miles.
Martin Klnp
Martin Klnp:
Space starts from 100 , technically he was not in the space
Jeff Moore
Jeff Moore:
Branson made it about as high as the 1944 v2 rockets
Maximus Primus
Maximus Primus:
I guess they technically went to “space,” but that’s like me saying I dove in the Pacific but just went to the beach for the day.
Chdlcc Chdlcc
Chdlcc Chdlcc:
When you are up there, take a good look at the planet you are harming with your greenhouse gas emissions. The ISS is advancing science, you are sightseeing.
Harry Pujols
Harry Pujols:
So that ship just goes to almost-space? It doesn’t look like it can handle exiting and re-entering orbit.
JayBugi
JayBugi:
Now the Vulcans will make contact with Humans! Be ready for their arrival Richard Branson!
william Quintero
william Quintero:
Congratulations on a job well done.👍
Kumar Andisamy
Kumar Andisamy:
First step to built a starship. Hope in 100 years we can built something almost like star trek enterprise
Julio Cezar
Julio Cezar:
- it's safe? I can go?
- yes you can Richard 👍😄😀😁😃
- ok, you guys go with me
- 😱😥🤯😲
carlos tejada
carlos tejada:
Imagine to have this one lifetime opportunity to go up to space and wear shades to “see” the wonders of out space
Brian Cichon
Brian Cichon:
Congratulations on this flawless flight. So kool
anton lavey
anton lavey:
I do recall space starting at around 360,000 feet!
Joe Blinded
Joe Blinded:
The X-15 was operated under several different scenarios, including attachment to a launch aircraft, drop, main engine start and acceleration, ballistic flight into thin​ upper atmosphere.
First flight: 8 June 1959. Birth of the television show, The Six Million Dollar Man.
John Gibson
John Gibson:
YEAH!!!! Go Sir Richard! He beat Bezos!!!🚀
sbkpilot11
sbkpilot11:
was the video from inside the cabin taken on a 2 megapixel camera?
অର୍ଘ୍ୟਦੀప पाல்
অର୍ଘ୍ୟਦੀప पाல்:
Coming here after finishing a playthrough of Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition.
B K
B K:
Good on you Sir Richard and crew, dare to dream shoot for the stars and beyond!
Kiriu Xeosa
Kiriu Xeosa:
With enough money you too can pay someone else to get you into space and feel like you contributed!
ForbiddTV
ForbiddTV:
McNeil Consumer Healthcare just announced their Tylenol brand pain relief pill has released a special edition super-duper extra-strength pill especially formulated for flat brainers. Will only will have limited production until July 20 when after the Bezos flight you only have one option left for your pain.
Brenda Bush
Brenda Bush:
Wow! Truly awesome to see!
Wayne Lynch
Wayne Lynch:
Playboy Branson was thinking about the ''53 Mile High Club'' as he floated in Virgin Galactic w/hot chicks
Cheryl CHO2
Cheryl CHO2:
I have just got to be happy for this guy!
Phil Warner
Phil Warner:
And all this fun paid for by avoiding paying any U.K. taxes by being a tax exile. Your welcome Richard after paying my taxes I can barely afford public transport.
Xpeng Fangirl
Xpeng Fangirl:
was probably the usual fake, but good enough to keep the sheep happy = $$
Penny Stocks
Penny Stocks:
Well done for going to space and forgetting record any video of it.
MuhamadRio
MuhamadRio:
Well done sir congratulations for catching your dreams
MyDavidPutnam
MyDavidPutnam:
Yes. That’s how wealthy I’d like to be.
Paul My Dikhov
Paul My Dikhov:
Congrats. We needed to start somewhere. Hopefully this will get better with dheaper an better rockets for future so more ppl can travel
biene
biene:
Besoz: "Hold my Beer ..."
Ian Reed
Ian Reed:
I thought he was flying into space, not the edge of space.🤔
JD Russell
JD Russell:
“Alexa, what do Bezos and Musk have in common? …They will always finish Second to Branson!” 🤣 🚀
Raquel Castillo
Raquel Castillo:
I want to name my future baby Richard now ✨🛰🎧✨ he’s going to be The Pope though not an entrepreneur
Lorraine Sherwin
Lorraine Sherwin:
Great sets ..
Corn0nTheCobb
Corn0nTheCobb:
Flat earthers are really going to have a hard time keeping up with their explanations once more and more people start visiting space and seeing the round Earth for themselves
Jarvo Davis
Jarvo Davis:
Publicity stunt for 2 minutes of weightlessness near orbit 💫
Dr.EliteMD
Dr.EliteMD:
Imagine staying on ground behind your computer knowing that if you make or have made a mistake your boss and your workmates won't survive and you will lose your job in addition to that trauma. It must have been very tense.
Skull Leader X
Skull Leader X:
This is the second time Richard Branson went into space. The first time was in 2006 when he piloted the space plane superman rescued in the movie superman returns
Aracoixo
Aracoixo:
I'm convinced Richard Branson is an alien 👽 and is just trying to get back to his home planet
A. Alan Wrench
A. Alan Wrench:
Happy that Richard got to play dress up in space
Livestream Livestream
Livestream Livestream:
What an amazing achievement ✨✨👋
Bob Tahar
Bob Tahar:
Now this is the time those extremely rich flat earther can prove once and for all that the earth is flat...
The Mira
The Mira:
Good to see that he is doing something useful with the taxes we are not taking from him to support the community
dale linsey
dale linsey:
Sir Branson it would be more beneficial to put money into saving what we still have here on Earth.
We only have roughly 60 harvests left before the Entire Earth becomes a dessert. If the money is used wisely with the correct protocol we can reverse this process and create fertile earth again. Rich soil = healthy humans.
Cometome 819
Cometome 819:
Great moment
Alexander ReevesHamilton
Alexander ReevesHamilton:
Simple WOW!!!!!!
Napoleon II Ibarrola
Napoleon II Ibarrola:
Congratulations Sir Richard Branson
Devaldy Jonathan
Devaldy Jonathan:
straight up a straight line #BubblesInSpace
virtual villain
virtual villain:
17 years Richard imagine you spent 17 years feeding and clothing children instead of playing thunderbirds next time you go up I hope the whole thing incinetates.
MusicOrGetMugged
MusicOrGetMugged:
Congrats Richard Branson joining together to make space flight more possible in the future
Game Zone
Game Zone:
Meaning of statement - " I need some space " soon gonna change !!
Hunter Killer
Hunter Killer:
If it's a space travel ... you have to pass the atmosphere and reach to the space station ...
What kind of space travel just hit the high altitude and come back? It's a very funny space trip.
Saddique K
Saddique K:
If you really went there bravo 👏
Jepherson Nana Asare
Jepherson Nana Asare:
Well I was going to quit playing the lottery but this is a boost for me maybe sooner or later I’m going to win and become more richer so I can help as many people as possible.
wherethebasshertz 1
wherethebasshertz 1:
Awesome!
Indjan Traveler
Indjan Traveler:
Dreams are valid :)
Rumple foreskin
Rumple foreskin:
He reached the edge of the atmosphere, not space. 🤦‍♀️
ponyboyx
ponyboyx:
I want to go to space and for that i need to study or have my own business and be rich
John Edward Jones
John Edward Jones:
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍
I Love My brothers!!
I Love My brothers!!:
The thing about going to outer space is you must already open yourself to the fact that you might die while going there , while in there and upon going back no matter how safe it is they tell you..
Jdg29
Jdg29:
Lol space is bs. He didn't really go to space, more high altitude of anything. Couldn't get out of the dome
Robbe Roberts
Robbe Roberts:
Awesome
MAIN MAN
MAIN MAN:
He bravely went where hundreds have gone before….
Umagi 3D
Umagi 3D:
Great. In an era of zero carbon emission targets, some rich dudes can afford to personally dump tons of nasty stuff in the atmosphere for their personal enjoyment. Disgusting.
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu:
They literally did this in like 2014 don’t know why it’s getting more hype now
Rolly SJ
Rolly SJ:
40,000 feet... So he didn't reach space but just made a high altitude flight within the earth's atmosphere, and not even close to the edge of the orbital space ?
Michael K Borozan
Michael K Borozan:
Way more elegant than Bezos
Fex Gancia
Fex Gancia:
Congratulations!