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Space, the final frontier for billionaire Richard Branson

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London (AFP) – As famous for his thrill-seeking lifestyle and publicity stunts as for his vast business empire, Richard Branson can now check “astronaut” off his to-do list after successfully completing his first spaceflight. The avowed “Star Trek” fan attributed his drive and taste for adventure to his mother Eve, who died from Covid-19 in January.  “Dear Mum, you always told me to reach for the stars. Well, I took my own winding road, but I always knew to follow your lead,” he said in a video tribute that aired before the VSS Unity spaceplane took off on Sunday. The Virgin group boss, whose …

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