Richard Branson hails ‘experience of a lifetime’ after flying to edge of space Sir Richard Branson hailed the “experience of a lifetime” after flying to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed flight – piloted by a Scot. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin: the new space race? | The Week UKBranson has declared space open for business. Is that still a pie in the sky? Space isn't the place for billionaires - UnHerdWorking in the heavens will make an Amazon warehouse seem like paradise To obscurity and beyond: did Richard Branson really make it into space?After his rocket plane reached 53 miles above Earth on Sunday, the founder of Virgin Galactic is now officially an astronaut. But not everyone’s convinced UK's newest astronaut's 'mind-blowing' trip aboard Richard Branson’s spacecraftEXCLUSIVE: Colin Bennett joined the Daily Mirror for a drink and to watch England VS Italy in the Euro 2020 final after a 'staggering and mind-blowing' flight into space on the Virgin Galactic spacecraft Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson rockets to the edge of spaceThe UK businessman realises a lifetime's ambition by riding a rocket plane high into the sky. Sir Richard Branson's space tourism flight is a landmark moment - but out of reach for most peopleFor such a consummate showman, there can have been little in his 70 years as satisfying as Sunday's silky smooth performance. 'I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid' Richard Branson hails space flightSir Richard Branson hailed it the “experience of a lifetime” after flying to the edge of space aboard the spacecraft VSS Unity.