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Richard Branson did not travel to space: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

East Coast Daily | 15/07/2021 09:34 PM | Click to read full article

Richard Branson made history by becoming the first billionaire in space just a few days ago. Now, renowned astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson has expressed concerns about whether Branson’s flight was in space.

DeGrasse Tyson stated that Richard Branson did not go to space. ‘First and foremost, it was suborbital. Alan Shepard, a NASA astronaut, did it 60 years ago when he lifted off from Cape Canaveral and landed in the ocean…’