PBS NewsHour

Space race: Branson flies to space on Virgin Galactic

Clip: 07/11/2021 | 4m 53s

British billionaire Richard Branson took off on Virgin Galactic on Sunday with five others on a historic space flight. Cruising to an altitude of 50 miles, Branson did not cross the Karman line, yet beat Jeff Bezos in the billionaire space race. Nicholas Schmidle, author of Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut, and New Yorker writer joins.

Aired: 07/11/21

Rating: NR

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