Sir Richard was with the ground team in the Mojave Desert in New Mexico to witness what he describes as 'the single most important flight test to date' for Virgin Galactic space travel programme. Two key elements of their spaceflight system came together today. The spacecraft and its rocket motor.
Both had been extensively on their own over several years, this was the first time they'd been tested together. Sir Richard praised the work of the team working on the project to reach this milestone.
More top news
A 39 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge
The cyclist mistakenly thought the lorry driver was beeping at him
A thundery Bank Holiday in store with sunny spells in the south east