SpaceX’s Elon Musk and celebrities cheer on Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 launch (video)

Virgin Galactic’s billionaire founder Richard Branson, who is poised to launch into space today (July 11) as part of Unity 22 crew got best wishes for his flight from SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

Musk apparently joined the Virgin Galactic founder this morning as the space tourism company prepared to launch Branson and a crew of five on a suborbital spaceflight no earlier than 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430) GMT. The launch of SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity and its carrier plane, VMS Eve, were delayed 90 minutes by bad weather for their launch window from Spaceport America about 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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