Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson has been even busier than usual. After wading into the U.S. online music market last week with Virgin Digital, Branson hailed plans for an early 2005 launch of Virgin Nigeria, an airline for which his Virgin Atlantic carrier will pay $24.5 million for a 49% share. He also found time to christen Virgin Galactic, the world's first space-tourism operator, whose

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