Sir Richard Branson takes Pride flag to space to honour Pulse nightclub victims
Sir Richard Branson went to space and brought a Pride flag along to honour the Pulse nightclub victims.
According to a report from The Mail, the British entrepreneur opened up about the reasoning behind taking the flag with him on the extraterrestrial journey.
“Somebody who lost a loved one at the [Pulse Orlando] massacre asked if I would do that. We also have many, many friends who are gay and I know people who lost friends there,” he explained.
Branson’s Virgin Galactic flight comes a month after the fifth anniversary of the horrific incident.
At the time of the life-changing massacre, it was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Alongside taking the Pride flag, Branson also brought family photos but was advised not to take a camera or notebooks.
“The last bit of advice I have been given from other astronauts is do not take a camera do not take notebooks, just look out the window and look back at this incredible world we line in and take it all in,” he said.
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