Spaceship carrying Branson reaches space: Virgin Galactic

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



By AFP

Published: Sun 11 Jul 2021, 7:37 PM

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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