Former Virgin Galactic CEO to fly to space - CNBC
BookmarkFormer chief executive officer of Virgin Galactic Holdings, George Whitesides, will fly to space on the aerospace company's next test spaceflight, CNBC reported on Friday (Jul 23).Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, flew to space earlier this month, beating Amazon's Jeff Bezos to the final frontier. Branson announced the news about Whitesides during a party in New Mexico on Jul 11, following his own spaceflight, the report said.
AdvertisementAdvertisementLori Garver, a former deputy administrator of NASA was present at the party and told CNBC that Branson said,"George will be leading our next flight."Branson, whose spaceflight marked a symbolic milestone for the venture he started 17 years ago, touted the mission as a precursor to a new era of space tourism.
Bezos, along with three others including the world's oldest space traveler and astronaut, Wally Funk, flew into space just days later, aboard his own space company Blue Origin's rocket.Virgin Galactic did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. headtopics.comRead more: CNA »
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near Melbourne, tremors rattle southeast Australia
SYDNEY/MELBOURNE — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday (Sept 22), Geoscience Australia said, one of the country's biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country's second largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states.
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