After several delays and failures, Virgin Galactic successfully completes its first manned space trip Did. The company’s founder, Richard Branson, was also on the mission and defeated Jeff Bezos a few days later in a billionaire space war.
Richard Branson, along with several others on the Unity 22 mission, was launched on a spacecraft. With this trip, Branson was able to have a private space experience and pave the way for space tourism.
This is the spacecraft’s fourth test flight and Branson’s first to space. The billionaire entrepreneur has been traveling to space for more than a decade, since the founding of Virgin Galactic in 2004, and now he has achieved his long-held dream.
VSS Unity took off at around 19:00 Iranian time with a White Knight aircraft. Unity took off from the center of the aircraft 50 minutes after takeoff at an altitude of about 13.7 km. Moments later, the single engine started its rocket so that it could reach the edge of space at an altitude of nearly 86 kilometers above the ground.
The spacecraft’s crew was able to experience weightlessness shortly before arriving at Spaceport Airport in New Mexico.
This trip is very important for Virgin Galactic and of course Richard Branson and it is a great success for him. This was SpaceCipito’s first complete test, paving the way for commercial space travel, which begins next year.
Now we have to wait for Jeff Bezos to travel to space. The former CEO of Amazon will leave for space with his brother on July 29 during the first manned mission of Blue Origin with the “New Shepard” rocket. Although Bezos travels into space later than Branson, it travels to a higher altitude, above our line of work, 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface.