Richard Branson never seems to fail to amaze me with what he has next up his sleeve. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up an audio record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Mega-stores. Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label, and now with his new venture Virgin Galactic that is bringing people into Space on tourist trips for well, somewhat affordable prices, he decides to use this to deliver low cost satellites into space called “Launcher One”
After reading an article on Mashable, according to Branson, (the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom) “LauncherOne is bringing the price of satellite launch into the realm of affordability for innovators everywhere, from start-ups and schools to established companies and national space agencies. It will be a critical new tool for the global research community, enabling us all to learn about our home planet more quickly and affordably.”
Already four companies have signed up to this project, proving yet again for Richard Branson, that the sky is definitely not the limit.
Written by Jamie Hunt