Richard Branson gives inside tour of Virgin Galactic’s Unity spacecraft

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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson gave an inside look at the aerospace company’s prized VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo on Tuesday.

Branson told NBC’s “Today” show he had always “envisioned” a spaceship like the sleek VSS Unity’s design as a kid. 

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“I just thought that’s how you should fly to space,” he said. 

While the VSS Unity appeared to be resting at the company’s spaceport in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the shiny white spacecraft is gearing up for another rocket-powered test flight. 

This time, the launch will include six “Unity 22” crew members, including the 70-year-old Branson himself.

The VSS Unity and its mothership VMS Eve – named after Branson’s mother – climb together to an altitude just below 50,000 feet before the spaceship is released and its rocket ignites, sending the…

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