Just to argue with a ten year old statement, because I'm bored while I wait for my breakfast to cook -
Branson's space plane isn't an orbital vehicle. It simply achieves sufficient altitude to experience weightlessness, floats around for 50 minutes or so and then returns to earth - or blows up. Whichever.
Without trawling the Nasa site for the exact data, the physics of 'orbit' mean that you achieve sufficient velocity as to match the curvature of the earth. So bodies in orbit do indeed fall at the same rate as anything here on earth.
At sea level, you can see I think, 9 miles from your vantage point - 6 feet or so above sea level. So, if you dropped a cannonball from 6 feet, it'd take say, one second to hit the deck. If you were to be able to project the cannonball those 9 miles in that second, then the curvature of the earth would have matched the drop of the ball and you'd have begun to achieve orbit of a sort.