British billionaire Sir Richard Branson took a Pride flag into space after being asked to do so by someone who lost a loved one at the 2016 Pulse massacre. His Virgin Galactic sent its space plane into sub-orbital flight Sunday. Branson revealed he had chosen to take a few select items with him into space – family photos and a rainbow flag. Queer News Tonight reports he said that the LGBTQ+ flag was meant to remember the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Branson said yesterday “Somebody who lost a loved one at the 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.