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What Branson jumping ahead of Bezos means for Virgin Galactic's stock

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The flight crew of the company's fourth spaceflight test, from the left: Pilot Dave Mackay, lead operations engineer Colin Bennett, chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses, founder Sir Richard Branson, government affairs VP Sirisha Bandla, and pilot Michael Masucci.
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Sir Richard Branson decided to launch earlier than expected on Virgin Galactic's spaceflight schedule, a move that would put him in space this month just nine days before Jeff Bezos flies, but whether the surprise change makes sense for the publicly-traded space tourism company is a different matter.

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