Billionaire Richard Branson has stars in his eyes. The business magnate famous for the Virgin companies has conquered music and air, and now he’s blasted himself into space.
Branson took a ride on Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered SpaceshipTwo Unity, which launched from New Mexico on Sunday, July 11. The Unity 22 mission carried the entrepreneur and five other crew members to suborbital space. Branson beat rival billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, into space.