In full: Richard Branson launches to space on Virgin Galactic flight

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “In full: Richard Branson launches to space on Virgin Galactic flight” – below is their description.

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    Billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson will launch into space today onboard Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed flight.

    The launch time from New Mexico is now set for 3.30pm UK time.

    Sir Richard will become the first owner-astronaut to take part in a mission, beating Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who plans to reach space in his own rocket through his Blue Origin company.

    Tourists are expected to pay 250,000 US dollars (£180,000) for a spaceflight on Virgin Galactic, which includes four minutes of zero gravity.

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