Richard Branson

Richard is an entrepreneur, adventurer, and grandfather.
Richard founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s.


Richard's home

Home from a sub-orbital spaceflight

Sir Richard Branson returns back to Spaceport America.

Richard has created Spaceport America as the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport.

Enthusiastic welcome-home hugs from his twin grandchildren Artie and Etta (age 6) as he steps back onto terra firma.

Sir Richard floats in space

While floating in zero gravity aboard Unity 22 on a sub-orbital spaceflight, Richard shares his excitement about living his lifelong dream of travelling into space.

History was made on 11 July 2021 giving hope to the next generation of future astronauts.

Unity 22 Livestream

Sir Richard Branson in the first fully crewed space flight, launching from Spaceport America.

The video introduces the astronauts who will accompany Richard on this historical flight. The flight will soon become a reality for everyday tourists wishing to journey into space.

As history is being made Khalid performs “New Normal”.

Richard Branson launches to space on Virgin Galactic flight

The Telegraph covers the launch of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space flight, along with some shared perspective on the Virgin Galactic mission.

This includes live coverage from inside the cockpit where they chat with Richard as he and his crew launch into space.

Sky News coverage

Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin Galactic rocket to the edge of space, in the first ever fully crewed space flight. Dreams finally become reality.

Richard's Mission

The dream to turn space travel into a reality for everyone is Richard’s mission statement. This will apply for his grandchildren and for generations to come.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on CNN

The renounced astrophysicist talks about Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic upcoming space flight.

Richard's flight will take place nine days ahead of an attempted flight by Jeff Bezos of Amazon.


The story of Virgin Galactic

A short video about the inspirational journey that started in 1988 with a question from a listener about Richards’s thoughts on going to space; to the birth of Virgin Galactic in 2004.

The Virgin Way read by Richard Branson

An extract of the popular book called The Virgin Way which is about how the Virgin group manage a business and lead a team.

Richard shares everything he knows about leadership, and how to listen, learn, laugh, and lead - qualities he feels are essential for success in today's world.

Richard runs for Virtual Strive Weekender 2021

The event will take place over the first three weekends of July, and is a mix of running, cycling, swimming and kayaking to make up the 100km, to raise money for the Big Change Charity.

Richard’s daughter Holly and son Sam will also be taking part in this virtual challenge.

Baby Giant Tortoises on Necker Island

Billionaire Richard Branson owns Necker Island, part of the British Virgin Islands, where the two giant tortoise hatchlings were born. They are believed to be the first Aldabra giant tortoises bred outside of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles.

See the rockets of Unity 21 burn for 60 seconds

WhiteKnightTwo aircraft released VSS Unity, at which time the spaceplane fired its hybrid rocket motor for approximately 60 seconds

Virgin Galactic takes off on first fully crewed spaceflight with Sir Richard Branson

Live stream footage from 11 July 2021 by The Sun newspaper

The SpaceShipTwo vehicle named VSS Unity, with pilots CJ Sturckow and Dave Mackay and Richard as a crew member, took off from Spaceport America in New Mexico at 10:34 a.m. on the 22nd May 2021.