Virgin Galactic's first space tourists reach space

Steph Deschamps / August 13, 2023

 

The first space tourists carried by the American company Virgin Galactic reached space on Thursday, announced the company founded by billionaire Richard Branson, fulfilling a promise made two decades ago.
 
The three passengers - Jon Goodwin, 80, Keisha Schahaff, 46, and daughter Anastatia Mayers, 18 - took off from New Mexico and were propelled to an altitude of over 80 km, the limit the US military says marks the beginning of space, a commentator announced on the company's live video feed.
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