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Richard Branson hits back at critics of the billionaire space race, saying he's giving jobs to scientists to create 'wonderful things'

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Richard Branson floats in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spacecraft
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Richard Branson defended his $841 million trip to space in an interview with NBC.
The Virgin Galactic founder says pressing issues on Earth should be funded, but space should also.
Branson says that VG engineers and scientists are making space accessible for a fraction of the environmental cost.
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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson defended his $841 million trip to space in an interview on NBC's Today Show Monday after some critics suggested the money...
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Richard Branson Didn't Ride A Bike Before He Didn't Go To Space

Richard Branson Didn't Ride A Bike Before He Didn't Go To Space

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Remember a few days ago when billionaire-knight Sir Richard Branson strapped into a sleek-looking rocket plane with a few close friends and flew up to just about the edge of space? I mean, not quite space by most international standards, but pretty damn close. You may also remember that in the livestream video of the...
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Space tourism could soon be a reality after Branson's flight into space

Space tourism could soon be a reality after Branson's flight into space

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Space tourism could soon turn into a reality, all thanks to billionaire Richard Branson who flew to the edge of space on Sunday, 11 July. This trip marked a turning point in the entrepreneur's effort- to help create a space tourism industry.
However, despite this spectacle, while many folks cheered Mr. Branson for encouraging space tourism, many on Twitter responded with annoyance that not one but three billionaires - Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have managed to hoard enough wealth to start their own personal space programs.
With this development, it's not unlikely that...
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