Richard Branson reaches edge of space on Virgin Galactic flight

Sir Richard Branson, after nearly 17 years of Virgin Galactic development, achieved his dream and reached space on Sunday. 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.

100+ komentarze:

Geoff Lloyd
Geoff Lloyd:
Well done, Sir Branson. Proud of your vision and success.
sweet T
sweet T:
I have tears in my eyes ... I have such respect for this man, his progressive ideas and his sincerity spoken for all Virgin Employees. Now, this man knows what it’s like to be part of a winning team. I know, my father is an engineer for Virgin Galactic and he’s a winner in this game called Life...
nakiflo
nakiflo:
Truly amazing work! Yes! 17 years! Yup! Preservation, hard work and dreams pay off
Titus Cato
Titus Cato:
I for one am very pleased. It’s been a long time coming. Good on everyone involved & the human race for their ingenuity & drive.
Brian Malik
Brian Malik:
Branson: "Wow, look at all those people down there, they look like ants from up here".
Launch Control: "They are ants Richard, you're still on the ground"
Josh Walls
Josh Walls:
Just love where we are headed now. Great to see this space exploration taking off again. I definitely loaded up on some shares low today. Hopefully they finish the offering and continue to grow this into the best. Loved seeing Elon and Branson partying together. Probably cooking something up. Expect to see great things ahead. Also congrats on Bezos also, but nowhere close to the other too yet. He's got the money though so he will be just fine. Get in low people. Future is bright for Virgin.
Joe Blinded
Joe Blinded:
The X-15 was operated under several different scenarios, including attachment to a launch aircraft, drop, main engine start and acceleration, ballistic flight into thin​ upper atmosphere.
First flight: 8 June 1959. Birth of the television show, The Six Million Dollar Man.
Friday Californiaa
Friday Californiaa:
One small peek into space, a giant hit to the wallet
Logan5 Logan5
Logan5 Logan5:
If I were on that rocket I’d finally be able to explain myself in awkward social situations by stating “I’m a spaceman”.
Dan Jakeway
Dan Jakeway:
My Dad did AHRS for the X-Prize years ago while living. There's the living dream, Dad, wherever you are in space and time.
Gee purrs
Gee purrs:
One could also say he reached the edge of the Earth's atmosphere and NOT space. Seriously, this isn't outer space. This is inner space. And why should anyone even be excited? Unless of course we didn't really go to the moon
J Flow
J Flow:
The pilots have the privilege of steering a one-of-a-kind super fast vehicle.
Aaron Loos
Aaron Loos:
He didn't reach outer space. Outer space, at least for legal purposes, starts at 62 miles, he made it to 53 miles.
Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis:
With so much media coverage, Richard Branson's PR team earned their pay today.
MuhamadRio
MuhamadRio:
Well done sir congratulations for catching your dreams
747Heavy Boeing
747Heavy Boeing:
Congratulations Richard!
You did it mate.
Cheers!!
B K
B K:
Good on you Sir Richard and crew, dare to dream shoot for the stars and beyond!
Mathew Omolo
Mathew Omolo:
it was never going to be as exciting as going to the ISS or the moon but its the only good chance that civilians with a lot of money have.
carlos tejada
carlos tejada:
Imagine to have this one lifetime opportunity to go up to space and wear shades to “see” the wonders of out space
GonzoRevolutionary
GonzoRevolutionary:
Hes doing it for commercial flight so the average Joe's 1 day can possibly go up & see space something everyone would imagine... if it was higher everyone would have to be trained in specialized suits etc for Gs then once they got down it would take a long while to not feel wobbly... so give this billionaire some credit cuz our kids one day may go 2 space & it'll be cheaper & better design etc from here in the next decades. So I give this nan applause... this is all about commercial flight... in the future maybe he'll have a hotel in space that everyone on this flight can visit & doc then come back down this is only the beginning...
Kumar Andisamy
Kumar Andisamy:
First step to built a starship. Hope in 100 years we can built something almost like star trek enterprise
El R.
El R.:
I thought Richard Branson was piloting the Spacecraft VSS Unity, he was along for the ride. Branson really would have made history had he piloted the spacecraft.
anton lavey
anton lavey:
I do recall space starting at around 360,000 feet!
Zerpwron ✔
Zerpwron ✔:
so awesome!!!!! Congratulations Sir Richard, Astronaut!!!!
Rick Fitness
Rick Fitness:
Imagine how much paperwork were signed in case the mission failed
Brenda Bush
Brenda Bush:
Wow! Truly awesome to see!
G R
G R:
Virgin Galactic might be the preferred means of transportation for a vacation in space🌝.
william Quintero
william Quintero:
Congratulations on a job well done.👍
Kwan Chi Tse
Kwan Chi Tse:
An estimation of high between inner space & outer space. Succeed. Thank the team devoted their life to confirmed!
Tatenda Chirwa
Tatenda Chirwa:
Wow!! After 17 years?? I’m never giving up on anything again ! Maybe there’s success in the end after all.
Livestream Livestream
Livestream Livestream:
What an amazing achievement ✨✨👋
Daniel Carlson
Daniel Carlson:
Ahh yes, the new billionaire hobby, go to space
MusicOrGetMugged
MusicOrGetMugged:
Congrats Richard Branson joining together to make space flight more possible in the future
Jason Ayres
Jason Ayres:
"The rich get richer.
The poor get the picture(s)."
Dr.EliteMD
Dr.EliteMD:
Imagine staying on ground behind your computer knowing that if you make or have made a mistake your boss and your workmates won't survive and you will lose your job in addition to that trauma. It must have been very tense.
Wayne Jackson
Wayne Jackson:
AMAZING!! VERY INSPIRATIONAL CONGRATS TO HIM ALTHOUGH 250K IS OUT MY LEAGUE IF I HAD THE CASH I'D LOVE TO GO...YEAH ANY BILLIONAIRE CAN HIRE A TEAM TO BUILD A SPACESHIP...BUT HOW MANY HAVE DONE SO?
MAIN MAN
MAIN MAN:
He bravely went where hundreds have gone before….
Natascha Troehler ANP-C
Natascha Troehler ANP-C:
What a moon shot! He does things in grand style, that's for sure!
Harry Pujols
Harry Pujols:
So that ship just goes to almost-space? It doesn’t look like it can handle exiting and re-entering orbit.
Napoleon II Ibarrola
Napoleon II Ibarrola:
Congratulations Sir Richard Branson
Mark
Mark:
That was amazing snd great congratulations from Australia 🦘
Roy Cuffee
Roy Cuffee:
Damn I’m not sure if I ever cared less about anything in my life!
Anon1539
Anon1539:
This is a historic day, first comercial flight into space, I was in primary school when my teacher told us that we would one day be able to travel to space, it's been more than 20 years now
Martin Klnp
Martin Klnp:
Space starts from 100 , technically he was not in the space
Cheryl CHO2
Cheryl CHO2:
I have just got to be happy for this guy!
a speedingdrunk
a speedingdrunk:
They can fly to space but can’t get a camera with even VHS quality.
Marie Curie
Marie Curie:
wow!!!! Branson is most cool billionaire in the world, respect👏🏻
Ryan's Synthwave Guitar
Ryan's Synthwave Guitar:
The CNBC animation at the end looks like a rocket flying down and hitting the plane.
jason hardee
jason hardee:
Probably the safest way to get into space ever
karthi
karthi:
Goosebumps
Laurent Penot
Laurent Penot:
beautiful pixelised moments 💗🤦🏼‍♂️
Brian Cichon
Brian Cichon:
Congratulations on this flawless flight. So kool
wherethebasshertz 1
wherethebasshertz 1:
Awesome!
Matt Clegg
Matt Clegg:
They literally did this in like 2014 don’t know why it’s getting more hype now
P M
P M:
Branson's billions still can't afford non-pixelated video 😆
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez:
MSM: "After nearly 17 years of Virgin Galactic development, Mr. Branson Reaches the Edge of space in his spacecraft!!..."

Reality: Some billionaire went for a ride in his private high altitude Jet
John Gibson
John Gibson:
YEAH!!!! Go Sir Richard! He beat Bezos!!!🚀
Lets get fit
Lets get fit:
So glad I am a shareholder of this golden ticket company. Will be the “next TSLA” stock but x100 better. 5500 shares and keep adding!
Maximus Primus
Maximus Primus:
I guess they technically went to “space,” but that’s like me saying I dove in the Pacific but just went to the beach for the day.
Skull Leader X
Skull Leader X:
This is the second time Richard Branson went into space. The first time was in 2006 when he piloted the space plane superman rescued in the movie superman returns
Mustang_S550
Mustang_S550:
Imagen what could be achieve if these 3 billionaires who are passionate about space travel could combine forces together
Cometome 819
Cometome 819:
Great moment
The Mira
The Mira:
Good to see that he is doing something useful with the taxes we are not taking from him to support the community
ramo kalupala
ramo kalupala:
If I were a billionaire and one of my billionaire friends gave me a gift card, I would probably go but I would never spend my own money on this.
Saddique K
Saddique K:
If you really went there bravo 👏
saffron blu
saffron blu:
That was freakin AWESOME! LOVE this guy!
LJ Thirty Fiver
LJ Thirty Fiver:
Amazing amazing stuff.
mayhem1974
mayhem1974:
Just remember investors that reaching the edge of space is not going into space...I’m shorting this stock with both hands
MC
MC:
Thanks for cutting co2 Richard . Lovely straight horizon .
juan abee
juan abee:
umm we are already in space...standing on Earth:)
xingli123
xingli123:
The ending had me thought there was an explosion…
John Edward Jones
John Edward Jones:
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍
ponyboyx
ponyboyx:
I want to go to space and for that i need to study or have my own business and be rich
Mussa Jaquite
Mussa Jaquite:
1st civilian in space...Bravo
Nitin
Nitin:
Meaning of statement - " I need some space " soon gonna change !!
feideepking
feideepking:
He's space business man.
Rolly SJ
Rolly SJ:
40,000 feet... So he didn't reach space but just made a high altitude flight within the earth's atmosphere, and not even close to the edge of the orbital space ?
Ed Pazikas
Ed Pazikas:
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin  was a Soviet pilot from a poor family and became the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space Race; his capsule, Vostok 1, completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961.
60 years later comes a Billionaire
Zytron Smith
Zytron Smith:
I hope they are not charging to much for this flight... Its not to much of a "Space Flight"...
MyDavidPutnam
MyDavidPutnam:
Yes. That’s how wealthy I’d like to be.
Ian Reed
Ian Reed:
I thought he was flying into space, not the edge of space.🤔
sbkpilot11
sbkpilot11:
was the video from inside the cabin taken on a 2 megapixel camera?
I Love My brothers!!
I Love My brothers!!:
The thing about going to outer space is you must already open yourself to the fact that you might die while going there , while in there and upon going back no matter how safe it is they tell you..
aussie  Richard
aussie Richard:
richard bradson is very good at space travel i give five star
Couch Surfer
Couch Surfer:
Congrats. We needed to start somewhere. Hopefully this will get better with dheaper an better rockets for future so more ppl can travel
dale linsey
dale linsey:
Sir Branson it would be more beneficial to put money into saving what we still have here on Earth.
We only have roughly 60 harvests left before the Entire Earth becomes a dessert. If the money is used wisely with the correct protocol we can reverse this process and create fertile earth again. Rich soil = healthy humans.
Alexander ReevesHamilton
Alexander ReevesHamilton:
Simple WOW!!!!!!
JayBugi
JayBugi:
Now the Vulcans will make contact with Humans! Be ready for their arrival Richard Branson!
Napoleon Boner-Fart
Napoleon Boner-Fart:
He reached the edge of the atmosphere, not space. 🤦‍♀️
Stan S
Stan S:
He only went 50 miles up so 80km. In comparison the international space station is approximately 253 miles above earth’s surface. I would consider that more of a accomplishment of commercial flights into space than just going 50 miles but hey baby👶🏽 🚀 steps I guess 🤷🏾‍♂️
Indjan Traveler
Indjan Traveler:
Dreams are valid :)
Jeff Moore
Jeff Moore:
Branson made it about as high as the 1944 v2 rockets
JD Russell
JD Russell:
“Alexa, what do Bezos and Musk have in common? …They will always finish Second to Branson!” 🤣 🚀
SL
SL:
I thought he would be staying for a day or two in space..
Robbe Roberts
Robbe Roberts:
Awesome
Raquel Castillo
Raquel Castillo:
I want to name my future baby Richard now ✨🛰🎧✨ he’s going to be The Pope though not an entrepreneur
Kiriu Xeosa
Kiriu Xeosa:
With enough money you too can pay someone else to get you into space and feel like you contributed!
P Chris209d
P Chris209d:
Big deal, they did this in F9.
JLC from California 760
JLC from California 760:
How 🆒 🙏
amy Choulat
amy Choulat:
I feel like he's done this before years ago I swear