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Showman Richard Branson takes his stunt skills to new heights

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Showman Richard Branson takes his stunt skills to new heights by Tree Elven on 12/07/2021
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He's always been known for appearing in his own promotional campaigns - often in a humorous stunt - but the 'ad' contained in this report by US media propels British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson into a different stratosphere - literally. The multi-billionaire behind the Virgin group of companies had himself and three Virgin Galactic employees shot up to the edge of Space just days before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was due to take his brother and a couple of others up in his own Blue Origin craft - dubbed his 'cock-rocket' by some, for reasons which become obvious if you take a look at it. Perenially flamboyant Branson told The Today Show: "I know nobody will believe me when I say it, but honestly, there isn't [competition]" between himself and Bezos. What do you think of the stunt? Exciting and fun? Bizarre and unnecessary? Inspiring? The high-flying jaunt brings the prospect of Space travel and tourism closer, prompting criticism from many that we should be taking care of our existing planet and people before lashing out exorbitant sums of money on seeking fresh horizons to clutter with human detritus.

Keywords: Sir Richard Branson space travel, Bezos Branson Space race, Virgin Galactic, VSS Unity, Branson edge of space

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