Virgin Galactic Has Successful Space Flight

New milestone in space travel reached.

On Sunday, British billionaire, entrepreneur, and adventurist Richard Branson soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane and safely returned in the vehicle’s first fully crewed test flight to space. His dream for the milestone started when he watched the moon landing in July 1969 and has taken 27 years of development.

Branson and five Virgin Galactic Holding, Inc. employees strapped in for the ride. He called the mission a precursor to a new era of space tourism, with the company he formed in 2004 poised to begin commercial operations next year.

The ride put Virgin Galactic ahead of astro-tourism rival Blue Origin and its founder, Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos. The suborbital rocketship New Shepard is expected to fly later in July with Bezos aboard. A third player in the “billionaire space race,” Elon Musk with his SpaceX, plans to send its first all-civilian crew (without him) into orbit in September.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FAA and other government officials tasked with the safety of space travel.
  • With gratitude that the test flight went off with both a successful launch and return landing.
  • For wisdom for the president and his advisors regarding the new space race and the advent of space tourism.

Sources: CBS News, NBC News, Newsmax


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