Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five members of crew from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude that allowed them to see the curvature of the Earth. Photo: AP Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five members of crew from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude that allowed them to see the curvature of the Earth. Photo: AP
Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five members of crew from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude that allowed them to see the curvature of the Earth. Photo: AP
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Tourist space flights offer hope for Earth

  • Seeing the planet in a different way, with all its beauty and fragility laid bare beneath them, may just spur passengers on to tackle the pollutants behind climate change

Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five members of crew from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude that allowed them to see the curvature of the Earth. Photo: AP Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five members of crew from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude that allowed them to see the curvature of the Earth. Photo: AP
Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five members of crew from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude that allowed them to see the curvature of the Earth. Photo: AP
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