Richard Branson, crew go to space and back on Virgin Galactic spaceship | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Richard Branson, crew go to space and back on Virgin Galactic spaceship

Mission accomplished.

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson flew to the lower edge of space and back to planet Earth on Sunday in the first fully crewed flight from his private space tourism firm Virgin Galactic.

"What a day. What a day. What a day," Branson said at a news conference following the historic flight. “I think like most kids I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid and honestly nothing can prepare you for the view of Earth from space."

He said he was honored to "test the customer experience" and declared, "Welcome to the dawn of a new space age."

"It’s just magical. I'm just taking it all in. It’s just unreal," said Branson, who popped a bottle of champagne after he and his crew were presented their Virgin Galactic astronaut wings.

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