Update: Richard Branson successfully launched to space..
Richard Branson, the 70-year-old billionaire behind, is no stranger to making headlines -- he once drove a tank down Fifth Avenue to promote a new brand of cola. His latest and, perhaps, most extreme venture is to get to space aboard the company's rocket, known as VSS Unity.
On Sunday, the CNET Highlights YouTube channel. You can now watch the replay below.(and a little beyond) in his edge-of-spaceship. The mission, dubbed Unity 22, was available to stream via
Space guru and CNET Science writer Eric Mack was on the ground at Virgin's Spaceport America during the lead up to the mission and @EricCMack.. You can also get more behind-the-scenes goodness by following Eric on Twitter and Instagram
And don't forget -- Branson isn't the only billionaire heading to space this month..
Update July 10: Removed reference to the Mojave desert, because it was incorrect. Forgive my terrible geography.