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Virgin Galactic to achieve space travel within ‘weeks’, Sir Richard Branson confirms

Virgin Galactic is “weeks, not months” away from its first trip into space. Sir Richard Branson told CNBC: “We should be in space within weeks, not months. A Virgin Galactic spokesperson confirmed to The Independent: “We have now undertaken three supersonic rocket powered flights with VSS Unity, the latest of which saw the spaceship enter the Mesosphere for the first time at almost two and half times the speed of sound, achieving an altitude of 171,000ft.

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