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Branson Grows Old While Bezos Takes Over Space Travel

At the age of 70, Richard Branson has grown old waiting to ride his own so-called space ship.

And his role now looks like providing the somewhat sad prequel to the saga of launching the space tourism business—a business that just became a lot closer to realization with the announcement that Jeff Bezos’ rival Blue Origin rocket, New Shepard, will make its first suborbital passenger-carrying flight in July.

Meanwhile, after 15 years of Branson frequently announcing that his Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo was about to fly passengers, the program remains stalled by problematic test flights.

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