While Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic, is preparing for its first full-crew and passenger journey to the edge of space on Sunday, The Sunday Times reported that Musk, the head of rival SpaceX, had bought himself a seat on a future trip for Virgin.
Musk He deposited $ 10,000 (almost HUF 3 million) to reserve a seat, but the departure date of the flight was not set.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Branson confirmed the fact of the purchase, adding that he might reciprocate Musk’s gesture and buy a ticket for a future SpaceX flight.
Elon is my friend and one day maybe and I will travel on one of his spaceships
– He told.
During his space race on the billionaire, he had fired dozens of SpaceX missiles and traveled humans, but Musk himself had not yet spacecraft. SpaceX’s first all-private spacecraft will launch in the fall.
Richard Branson will be the first to take part in a mission as an owner-astronaut, ahead of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who plans to travel on his own rocket in nine days, built by a company called Blue Origin.
Virgin Galactic space tourists will be able to board aboard for about $ 250,000 and taste weightlessness for four minutes on their journey.
Branson will leave the border of outer Mexico from New Mexico on Sunday at 8.30 am local time (16.30 pm Hungarian time), the start will be broadcast live on the Virgin Galactic portal.
Cover image: Elon Musk, CEO of US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors and private space company SpaceX, will participate in a video conference at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Mobile Telecommunications Fair in Barcelona on June 29, 2021. Source: MTI / EPA / EFE / Alejandro Garcia
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