Mr. Richard branson Always seems to be on cloud nine – or whatever the number is 55 miles above sea level – and now the pioneering billionaire’s autograph is even hotter commodity.
The Virgin Galactic boss and newly formed astronaut was on his way to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in New York on Tuesday when he received the heroic welcome from a group of admirers… most of them wearing Sharpies and photos of Sir Richard.
He went to say hello to his fans and sign a few photos, telling them his recent trip was “special”… and he took a lot of great photos.
From what we saw for ourselves on Sunday – when Branson and his traveling companions launched into sub-orbital space aboard VSS Unity – we believe so, and we’re pretty jealous.
Sure, Richard could be the first business mogul to fly weightless … but Jeff Bezos is right on his heels. he is ready to take off July 20.
The Virgin founder had nothing to say about beating the Amazon founder in the billionaire space race, but he really didn’t have to… the look on his face said it all.
Branson’s warm welcome to New York City is pale compared to other astronauts – the tape parade for the Apollo 11 crew in 1969 was pretty epic.
But, you know … this space race was a little bigger, and went a little deeper than Sir Richard’s.
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