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Richard Branson Speaks on Plan for Space Tourism

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Richard Branson Speaks on Plan for Space Tourism

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Billionaire Richard Branson has set up Virgin Galactic as part of his dream to conquer the final frontier. But it's also a bet that could land him at the forefront of a new business: space tourism.

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A new golden age of space travel is dawning, one that will soon give humans an astronomical view of the world and may eventually allow us to leave Earth and begin life on another planet. See how the space race has expanded from a competition between governments to a commercial enterprise funded by today's most successful billionaires. From space tourism to plans to colonize Mars, billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson hopes to radically transform our future--and make money doing it.

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