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Was Richard Branson’s space travel real? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is skeptical, here’s why

Was Richard Branson’s space travel real? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is skeptical, here’s why

Science & environment
New Delhi: Days after Virgin's Richard Branson allegedly 'made history' by becoming the first billionaire in space, popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson expressed his doubts on the whole matter raising questions if Branson did really fly into space. DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York, in an interview to CNN stated that Richard Branson did not to space. “First of all, it was suborbital. NASA did it 60 years ago with Alan Shepard, took off from Cape Canaveral and landed in the ocean. If you don't go fast enough to reach orbit you will fall and return to Earth,” he said. The reputed science communicator had some questions of his own like, “So, did you get high enough? Did you go into orbit? Did you actually go anywh...