…from CBS News
[ Editor’s Note: VT congratulates Mr. Branson and his team for their 17 years of hard work, culminating with today’s first commercial test flight into space where the boss was one of the test passengers.
The tickets I am sure will be pricey but to give everyone a chance he is setting up an online raffle so anyone in the world will have a shot at a flight, albeit a short one.
All those who went up got their astronaut wings, which I think will be a sales hook for all future excursion riders, giving them major bar bragging rights, “been there done that…thinking possibly of Mars next if I can get time off from work”.
The public loves a guy that not only got rich, but decided to use a lot of it to do something no one else ever did, or even wanted to if they had the money.
With all the craziness going on in the world today, this was definitely a nice respite. We wish him an accident free future… Jim W. Dean ]
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