We are very pleased to report that Sir Richard Branson has won the billionaire space race, beating both Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk into space. Virgin Galactic successfully completed the maiden voyage of Spaceship Unity, surpassing the 50 miles up mark, and returning safely to Spaceport America in New Mexico.
Jameel Janua, Patrick Moran, CJ Sturckow, Kelly Latimer, Dave Mackay, and Mike Masucci piloted both the Mothership Eve (named after Branson’s mother), and the Unity for today’s trip.
Spaceship Unity contained crew Sirisha Bandla, Colin Bennett, Beth Moses, and Branson himself.
You can watch the historic livestream event below.
Musk has since offered his congratulations on Twitter-