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Social Capital founder bets $800M on Richard Branson's plan to shoot tourists into space

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Social Capital founder bets $800M on Richard Branson's plan to shoot tourists into space

Chamath Palihapitiya's Palo Alto-based company is pouring about $800 million into Virgin Galactic, in a merger that will take Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture public.