Richard Branson reaches space on Virgin Galactic flight
- Sir Richard Branson, after nearly 17 years of Virgin Galactic development, achieved his dream and reached space on Sunday.
- "I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid, and honestly nothing could prepare you for the view of Earth from space," Branson said after landing.
- 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.