Branson’s competitor Elon Musk also has a ticket to space with Virgin Galactic

Updates: 13.07.2021 05:00

New York – His competitor Elon Musk also has a ticket to space flight with Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson. The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Virgin Galactic spacecraft with Branson on board successfully completed its first test flight with a complete six-member crew on Sunday. During the flight, the VSS Unity got beyond space.

On June 20, next Tuesday, Branson’s main competitor, the founder of Blue Origin American Jeff Bezos, planned his space flight in the New Shepard. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday approved a license to transport people into space.

Another of Branson’s great rivals in the space tourism sector is also SpaceX boss Elon Musk, who, according to the AP, was among the spectators of the historic flight directly in New Mexico.

A spokesman for Virgin Galactic confirmed that Musk had bought the ticket. According to WSJ, it is not clear how high Tesla’s boss is on the waiting list. The company sells space tickets for $ 250,000 (CZK 5.4 million). So far, she has earned $ 80 million for them, including advances.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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