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Richard Branson pictured with his mother. He is hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to

Richard Branson pictured with his mother. He is hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to


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Richard Branson pictured with his mother. He is hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to

Richard Branson pictured with his mother. He is hoping to make the 6200 mile trip to America in two days in a balloon. He will fly with his co-pilot Per Lindstrand. This is the pairs third attempt at the crossing. Southern Japan. 12th December 1990

Bill Rowntree
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Japan
DM 90 8261

Media ID 21848648

© Mirrorpix

Balloon Ballooning Business Businessman Japan Mother Richard Branson Tycoon Virgin Group 1990


EDITORS COMMENTS
Richard Branson and his mother, Eve Branson, share a heartfelt moment as they prepare for an extraordinary adventure. In this print captured on the 12th of December 1990 in Southern Japan, Richard is seen alongside his co-pilot Per Lindstrand, both determined to conquer the skies in a daring attempt to cross the vast expanse of America. With their eyes set on an ambitious goal, Richard hopes to cover an astonishing distance of 6200 miles within just two days using a magnificent balloon. This remarkable endeavor marks their third courageous try at achieving this feat. As one of the most prominent figures in business and aviation industry during the late 20th century, Richard Branson's entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds. However, behind every great tycoon lies a loving family that supports them unconditionally. Here we witness the bond between Richard and his beloved mother as they embark on this thrilling journey together. This poignant image captures not only their determination but also showcases their shared passion for exploration and pushing boundaries. It serves as a reminder that even those who have achieved immense success still rely on love and support from those closest to them. Bill Rowntree's expertly preserved photograph allows us to glimpse into this significant moment in history when dreams took flight amidst clouds of uncertainty. A testament to human resilience and ambition, it immortalizes Richard Branson's relentless pursuit of greatness while honoring the unwavering presence of family by his side.

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