Virgin Galactic In The Space For the First Time
For someone who’s lived a life of daring
and adventure it’s down to the final preparations. Sir Richard Branson now just days away from realizing his dream of floating in space. In his own ship you have spent 17 years and now it’s coming true it’s definitely a pinch. A pinch yourself moment launching from the new mexico desert branson’s unity spaceship latched to a mothership yeah. This is the mothership um which actually named after my mum everybody. Once cut free at 40 000 feet unity will rock it to 50 miles high crossing the threshold of space.
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Where branson and future payne passengers will get three minutes to float weightless and gaze at the earth. Gorgeous and at that moment we will have become astronauts and likely to win the race with fellow billionaire jeff bezos scheduled to ride his own rocket into space nine days later. Os there a little competition with bezos. I know nobody will believe me when i say it. But honestly honestly there isn’t there’s room for both space tourism companies. He says already 700 people had paid at least 250000 to fly on his ship flying with branson on sunday. Three virgin employees and fulfilling a dream. Branson has had since he was a teenager it’s been the most incredible life and i appreciate every minute of it. It’s good to be a billionaire tom.
The billionaire race to space is on and
just six days from now sir richard branson set to take off. He plans to beat both jeff bezos and elon musk flying to the edge of space this weekend with five other people. Nbc’s tom costello got a behind-the-scenes look at branson spaceport in new mexico.
In a remote desolate spot in the new
mexico desert billionaire richard branson’s dreams are about to come true. I always envision as a kid that a spaceship should be. It should look like this you did you envisioned this when you were a kid. I just thought that’s how you should fly to space after nearly two decades of hard work. Tragedy branson is about to launch to the edge of space. On a ship dubbed unity first carried by a mother ship named after his own mother. Eve so your ship drops from the bottombof that wing you light the rocket fire. Then you’re off to the races. Three and a half thousand miles an hour in eight seconds so straight up. That’s all 3 000 yeah that’s easy.
It’s going to be quite a ride. Branson
has wanted to go to space since watching
the apollo 11 moon landing. After building his virgin empire he started virgin galactic with the dream of taking everyday civilians 50 miles high. To the edge of space for a weightless experience and a once in a lifetime view wow gorgeous. At that moment we will have become astronauts. I will pinch myself and pinch myself again and again.
You can’t wait i can’t wait it’s taken 17 years to get here in 2014 a tragedy struck. When a test pilot was killed in a horrific accident now after redesigns and safety delays all systems are go for a sunday. Launch for years seventy-year-old branson has been strenuously training. I’ve managed to build some muscles so that my space they realize that you’re bursting at the seams here. They’re gonna have to get me a bigger spacesuit and there’s bragging rights. Another billionaire jeff bezos and his space company blue origin are also about to launch when bezos announced he would fly on july 20th. It changes your relationship with this planet with humanity virgin quickly announced branson would fly on the 11th beating bezos by nine days. Is there a little competition with bezos? I know nobody will believe me when i say.
But, honest honestly there isn’t in fact. He says the world needs both space tourism companies already 700
people have signed up to ride on branson’s ship. Some paying 250 thousand dollars
including big names like tom hanks, justin bieber and lady gaga joining branson on this passenger test flight. Three other virgin employees. Now all four are in their final training sessions for launch. I did the spinning cups at disney world. Is that good enough to prepare me for this you look very fit very healthy and uh we would love to have you on board one day. Oh really how soon because i’m up for it. If i was you i would just
stow away. I mean i’ve always dreamt of stowing away on something and especially. Nobody’s ever tried a spaceship yet.