Richard Branson told The Sunday Times that Elon Musk will fly to space via Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft.
Elon Musk will travel to space via Virgin Galactic
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has booked a ticket to take a space tour through Virgin Galactic. British billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has traveled to space on Sunday itself. He flew with six crew members on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity space plane. Virgin Galactic is planning to start commercial operation by early 2022. It will do some test flights before its launch.
Branson told The Sunday Times that Elon Musk has deposited $10,000 to reserve a seat on a future suborbital flight. A Virgin Galactic spokesperson confirmed the news to The Wall Street Journal. However, it is not clear when Elon Musk’s flight will start. Branson, 70, told The Sunday Times that Alan is a friend of mine and that I might someday travel aboard his ship. Let us tell you that SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is capable of going to Earth’s orbit. At the same time, the company is preparing the Starship system, through which people can be taken to the Moon and Mars.
July 20 Jeff Bezos will fly to space
At the same time, another billionaire is ready to fly to suborbital space next week. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will fly to space aboard a spacecraft with the first crew members of his company’s New Shepard vehicle. This flight will be carried out on July 20 for the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Among those who flew with Bezos are his brother Mark, aviator Wally Funk and the man who won a ticket to space travel. This person paid $28 million for the ticket.
Billionaire on road to making space travel affordable for all
In recent times, the race to go to space has intensified. At present, three companies are engaged in beating each other in this race. These include Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Their aim is to make space travel affordable for the common people. However, there is still a long way to go for this to happen. But due to the constant competition, it is believed that soon people will go on a space trip the way they go to other places of the earth.
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