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Branson’s Virgin Orbit tries to reach space with mid-air rocket launch – Reuters

Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by launching a rocket from mid-air, a key attempt after aborting the…

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Billionaire Richard Bransons Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by launching a rocket from mid-air, a key attempt after aborting the rockets first test launch last year.
FILE PHOTO: Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket underneath the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, prior to its takeoff on a key drop test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, U.S. July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
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