March 4, 2024



‘I’ve dreamt of this moment since I was kid’: Sir Richard Branson, 70, receives his astronaut wings


Sir Richard Branson today became the first billionaire in space, celebrating the ‘experience of a lifetime’ with his wife, children and grandchildren who greeted him on the tarmac after his Virgin Galactic spacecraft returned from a flight through the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.

The 70-year-old British entrepreneur pumped his fists in the air as he stepped onto the runway in New Mexico before skipping towards his daughter Holly’s twins Etta and Artie and scooping them up in his arms.

Branson, who said he had dreamed about travelling to space since childhood, shared a group hug with the rest of his family including his wife Joan Templeman, his son Sam and granddaughter Eva-Deia.

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