“To All You Kids Down There…” Richard Branson Sends Inspiring Message From Outer Space

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Sir Richard Branson sent a shoutout to children across the globe – from outer space. Yes, you read that right! The British billionaire recently fulfilled his lifelong dream after a successful flight to the edge of space.

Branded as ‘a new chapter for space tourism,’ by a UK professor of business studies, Brandon’s successful journey is definitely be one for history books.

But what interested people, especially parents most were the golden nuggets he shared from up above.

Richard Branson Tells Kids: Dreams Do Come True

Richard Branson
Richard Branson

Image source: Screengrab from LinkedIn / Virgin Galactic

In a video shared by Virgin Galactic as part of their livestream of the launch, Richard Branson sent an inspiring message to all kids around the world – all the while at zero gravity. Groovy!

Filled with excitement with their successful launch, Branson said, “To all you kids down there, I was once a child with a dream looking up to the stars. Now I’m an adult in a spaceship with lots of other wonderful adults looking down to our beautiful, beautiful earth.”

“To the next generation of dreamers, if we can do this just imagine what you can do,” said Branson to all children dreaming of reaching the stars, just as he did.

Image source: Screengrab from LinkedIn / Virgin Galactic

The Successful Launch Of Virgin Galactic Is History In The Making

The 70-year-old set the record as the first to make his journey with a commercial spaceflight company. Unlike other companies, Virgin Galactic launched their spacecraft from a carrier craft.

Travelling along with three Virgin Galactic mission specialists, Richard Branson set off in the company’s SpaceShipTwo craft “VSS Unity.” This was carried by WhiteKnightTwo aircraft to an altitude of 50,000 feet.

In fact, the mothership aircraft named after his mother called VMS EVE was launched on Sunday afternoon (11 July).

When VSS Unity ignited its own rocket, the four passengers were over 50 miles above Earth. They experienced weightlessness and were able to observe the curvature of our planet’s surface.

After a successful launch, they reentered the earth’s atmosphere and landed at Virgin Galactic’s spaceport America base in New Mexico.

In case you missed it, you can also watch the entire live stream of the Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight here!

Lead image source screengrab from LinkedIn / Virgin Galactic.


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