Technology DIRECT. Watch Virgin Galactic take off to space, with billionaire Richard Branson on board

DIRECT. Watch Virgin Galactic take off to space, with billionaire Richard Branson on board




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4:11 p.m. : An update on the takeoff of Richard Branson’s rocket, which will take off in about twenty minutes: the machine is not a “classic” rocket: a huge carrier plane, driven by two pilots, must first take off of a traditional track and gain altitude for about fifty minutes. At about 15 kilometers altitude, a smaller vessel, which is about the size of a private jet, will be dropped and ignite its engine for a supersonic ascent, to exceed 80 km in altitude. The aircraft should reach an altitude of 90 km, the aircraft will descend while gliding.

3:49 p.m. : Richard Branson arrived an hour ago at the scene of his rocket takeoff, in New Mexico (United States). It must take off at 4.30 p.m.

2:21 p.m. : But totally! The take-off of Richard Branson’s flight will be followed on our site and on social networks.

2:21 p.m. : Hello FI, will we be able to follow this flight live? Thank you 😉

2:21 p.m. : It is 2 pm, let’s take a look at the news of this early afternoon.

• The runners set off from Céret at midday for Andorra la Vella, a stage designed for climbers, under the watchful eye of the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, present in the car of the director of the race, Christian Prudhomme. Follow the race in our live.

“There is no other way out in this epidemic situation than compulsory vaccination for everyone”, declared on BFMTV François Bayrou, High Commissioner for Planning, while the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, is due to speak tomorrow evening, at 8 p.m.

• British billionaire Richard Branson’s rocket is due to take off at 4.30 p.m. from New Mexico (United States) for a flight with a few minutes of weightlessness. He thus takes the lead in a space tourism race with his rival Jeff Bezos.

• The final is tonight. English and Italians meet at 9 p.m. at Wembley Stadium in London. Obviously, you can follow it on franceinfo.

2:30 p.m. : We will have to be patient. The take-off of Richard Branson’s space flight was postponed to 4:30 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. originally, due to the weather conditions in New Mexico (United States), where the take-off is scheduled.

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