Sir Richard Branson ready to become ‘Astronaut 001’ on first Virgin Galactic space flight

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Sir Richard Branson ready to become ‘Astronaut 001’ on first Virgin Galactic space flight” – below is their description.

Sir Richard Branson will make his first flight into earth orbit on Sunday on his Virgin Galactic spacecraft.

The Unity 22 mission follows 17 years of work since Virgin Galactic began, and will include a crew of engineers to test the craft for future trips.

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