BREAKING: Sir Richard Branson has reached space aboard his own rocket ship

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Sir Richard Branson’s private space tourism company has completed its first flight carrying the billionaire, two pilots, and three mission specialists to the fringes of space.

The VSS Unity spaceplane was launched in mid-air after dropping from the belly of its mothership at an altitude of about 9.4 miles (15km) before its rocket fired the craft and its crew into sub-orbital space at least 50 miles (80km) above the Earth.

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