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Spaceship carrying Branson reaches space: Virgin Galactic

AFP/Spaceport America, United States
Filed on July 11, 2021
Reuters

The boundary of space is defined as above 50 miles (80 kilometers) in altitude, according to the United States.


The Virgin Galactic spacecraft carrying British billionaire Richard Branson, two pilots and three other passengers, has reached space, the company said on Sunday.

The passengers can unbuckle and experience a few minutes of weightlessness while admiring the curvature of Earth from the ship's 17 windows.

The boundary of space is defined as above 50 miles (80 kilometers) in altitude, according to the United States.





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