Everything you need to know about Richard Branson going to space this weekend – CNN

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Roughly six decades later, Funk’s dream of going to space is finally going to come true.”},{“title”:”See videos from China’s Mars rover”,”duration”:”01:06″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/06/28/china-mars-rover-zhurong-footage-lon-orig-tp.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/06/28/china-mars-rover-zhurong-footage-lon-orig-tp.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210628070341-01-china-mars-tianwen-scli-intl-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/06/28/china-mars-rover-zhurong-footage-lon-orig-tp.cnn/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”China’s National Space Administration has released footage of its Zhurong rover landing and exploring Mars.”,”descriptionText”:”China’s National Space Administration has released footage of its Zhurong rover landing and exploring Mars.”},{“title”:”Watch ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse light up the sky”,”duration”:”00:49″,”sourceName”:”CNN Business”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/06/10/solar-eclipse-ring-of-fire-orig.cnn-business/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/06/10/solar-eclipse-ring-of-fire-orig.cnn-business”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210610095255-solar-eclipse-ring-of-fire-0610-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/06/10/solar-eclipse-ring-of-fire-orig.cnn-business/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:” A solar eclipse was visible in parts of the Northern Hemisphere as the moon partially blocked out the sun.”,”descriptionText”:” A solar eclipse was visible in parts of the Northern Hemisphere as the moon partially blocked out the sun.”},{“title”:”Here’s what Bezos’ trip to space will look like”,”duration”:”01:03″,”sourceName”:”CNN Business”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/06/07/bezos-space-blue-origin-rocket-amazon-scn-orig.cnn-business/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/06/07/bezos-space-blue-origin-rocket-amazon-scn-orig.cnn-business”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210607113751-jeff-bezos-blue-origin-company-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/06/07/bezos-space-blue-origin-rocket-amazon-scn-orig.cnn-business/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”Jeff Bezos has announced that he and his brother will be on board his company Blue Origin’s first crewed mission to space. The capsule known as New Shepard is set to launch on July 20th.”,”descriptionText”:”Jeff Bezos has announced that he and his brother will be on board his company Blue Origin’s first crewed mission to space. The capsule known as New Shepard is set to launch on July 20th.”},{“title”:”NASA chief says the agency is investigating UFOs”,”duration”:”02:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN Business”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/06/04/ufo-nasa-navy-pilots-bill-nelson-chief-investigation-pentagon-orig.cnn-business/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/06/04/ufo-nasa-navy-pilots-bill-nelson-chief-investigation-pentagon-orig.cnn-business”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210519133725-ufo-us-navy-corbell-1-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/06/04/ufo-nasa-navy-pilots-bill-nelson-chief-investigation-pentagon-orig.cnn-business/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”NASA Administrator Bill Nelson tells CNN’s Rachel Crane that he has began an investigation into recent UFO sightings.”,”descriptionText”:”NASA Administrator Bill Nelson tells CNN’s Rachel Crane that he has began an investigation into recent UFO sightings.”},{“title”:”Watch Carl Sagan in 1985 predict what year humans will land on Mars “,”duration”:”02:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN Business”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/04/22/carl-sagan-1985-mars-humans-vault-zw-orig.cnn-business/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/04/22/carl-sagan-1985-mars-humans-vault-zw-orig.cnn-business”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/130524195558-15-carl-sagan-gallery-0524-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/04/22/carl-sagan-1985-mars-humans-vault-zw-orig.cnn-business/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”In 1985, Carl Sagan told a crowd of space enthusiasts and aerospace engineers that humans would get to Mars in the not-too-distant future. Check out his lofty prediction in this video pulled from the CNN archives.”,”descriptionText”:”In 1985, Carl Sagan told a crowd of space enthusiasts and aerospace engineers that humans would get to Mars in the not-too-distant future. Check out his lofty prediction in this video pulled from the CNN archives.”},{“title”:”What it’s like to walk 220 miles above Earth”,”duration”:”03:08″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/05/25/former-nasa-astronaut-danny-olivas-spacewalk-gr-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/05/25/former-nasa-astronaut-danny-olivas-spacewalk-gr-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210525140135-nasa-astronaut-danny-olivas-on-an-eva-mission-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/05/25/former-nasa-astronaut-danny-olivas-spacewalk-gr-orig.cnn/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”Former NASA Astronaut Danny Olivas describes what it’s like to perform a spacewalk and explains why astronauts do them.”,”descriptionText”:”Former NASA Astronaut Danny Olivas describes what it’s like to perform a spacewalk and explains why astronauts do them.”},{“title”:”Branson: Virgin Galactic spaceflight ‘worked like a dream'”,”duration”:”01:20″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/05/23/virgin-galactic-space-flight-richard-branson-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/05/23/virgin-galactic-space-flight-richard-branson-sot-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210522210526-branson-intv-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/05/23/virgin-galactic-space-flight-richard-branson-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered plane, carrying two pilots, soared into the upper atmosphere on its third mission to reach space. 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They say previous models could only simulate a small patch of the cloud where a star forms.”},{“title”:”See the Solar Orbiter launch into space”,”duration”:”00:54″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/02/10/solar-orbiter-launch-lon-orig-tp.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/02/10/solar-orbiter-launch-lon-orig-tp.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200207115051-01-solar-orbiter-nasa-esa-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/02/10/solar-orbiter-launch-lon-orig-tp.cnn/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”The Solar Orbiter, built by NASA and ESA, launched from Cape Canaveral and began its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at the sun.”,”descriptionText”:”The Solar Orbiter, built by NASA and ESA, launched from Cape Canaveral and began its journey to get a close, unprecedented look at the sun.”},{“title”:”Watch SpaceX land its Mars rocket prototype for the first time”,”duration”:”01:10″,”sourceName”:”CNN Business”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/05/05/spacex-sn15-elon-musk-mars-prototype-orig.cnn-business/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/05/05/spacex-sn15-elon-musk-mars-prototype-orig.cnn-business”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210505183245-03-spacex-starship-test-0505-landing-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/05/05/spacex-sn15-elon-musk-mars-prototype-orig.cnn-business/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”SpaceX successfully landed its Mars rocket prototype on a landing pad after a quick test flight. It was the fifth attempt, after the others ended with explosions.”,”descriptionText”:”SpaceX successfully landed its Mars rocket prototype on a landing pad after a quick test flight. It was the fifth attempt, after the others ended with explosions.”},{“title”:”Astronauts splash down after record-setting mission”,”duration”:”01:00″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/business”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tech/2021/05/02/crew-dragon-splashdown-resilience-spacex-nasa-ndwknd-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tech/2021/05/02/crew-dragon-splashdown-resilience-spacex-nasa-ndwknd-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210502034603-08-nasa-spacex-splash-down-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tech/2021/05/02/crew-dragon-splashdown-resilience-spacex-nasa-ndwknd-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/02/tech/nasa-spacex-astronauts-return-iss-highlights-scn/index.html” target=”_blank”>soared back from outer space and made a parachute landing in the Gulf of Mexico,u003c/a> returning four astronauts from a record-setting mission to the International Space Station.”,”descriptionText”:”A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/02/tech/nasa-spacex-astronauts-return-iss-highlights-scn/index.html” target=”_blank”>soared back from outer space and made a parachute landing in the Gulf of Mexico,u003c/a> returning four astronauts from a record-setting mission to the International Space Station.”},{“title”:”Watch the Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars”,”duration”:”01:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN Business”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/business/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/04/19/mars-helicopter-flight-video-ingenuity-orig.cnn-business/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/04/19/mars-helicopter-flight-video-ingenuity-orig.cnn-business”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210419105114-helicopter-ingenuity-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/04/19/mars-helicopter-flight-video-ingenuity-orig.cnn-business/video/playlists/business-spacex/”,”description”:”NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made history with the first-ever powered flight on Mars.”,”descriptionText”:”NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made history with the first-ever powered flight on Mars.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-ksowg5′,”,”js-video_source-featured-ksowg5″,true,true,’business-spacex’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length

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