Live coverage: Richard Branson flies to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocketplane

Live coverage of the flight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity rocketplane carrying company founder Richard Branson and five crewmates to the edge of space. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

Virgin Galactic Webcast

Virgin Galactic’s live broadcast begins at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT) Sunday, July 11.