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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Richard Branson takes off for space on Virgin Galactic flight” – below is their description.
Billionaire Richard Branson took off from a base in New Mexico on board a Virgin Galactic vessel bound for the edge of space, a voyage he hopes will lift the nascent space tourism industry off the ground.
A huge carrier plane made a horizontal takeoff from Spaceport, New Mexico in the United States on Sunday at about 8:40am Mountain Time (14:40 GMT) and will ascend for about an hour to an altitude of 50,000 feet (15 kilometres).Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.
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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, adventurer, investor, author, and commercial astronaut. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age.