Billionaire Jeff Bezos was CEO of Amazon and Blue Origin Astronauts are about to win the space race by revealing plans to travel to space, ahead of rivals Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson in starting the path of space tourism, but it appears that Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic He plans to take a sub-orbital flight two weeks before that of Bezos and his brother.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, according to recent updates on upcoming spaceflights, the 70-year-old Branson will travel to space on his rocket plane. VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo During the next July 4, while the 57-year-old Bezos will have to wait until July 20 to launch on board a vehicle Blue Origin New Shepard satellite.
A source said, that the company Virgin Galactic Planning for Branson’s trip began ahead of Monday’s announcement that Jeff and Mark Bezos would be shooting at the edge of space.
However, it is clear that there is fierce competition between the three major businessmen who now dominate the space tourism and exploration sector.
The trio of entrepreneurs poured billions of dollars into their startups with the goal of creating inexpensive commercial spaceflight.
But while Musk has spoken of “death on Mars” and Bezos has ambitions to travel to deep space, Branson’s clear goal from the first moment is to develop reusable “spaceplanes” to take tourists on short, suborbital flights.
Singer Katy Perry, actor Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber have already received exclusive tickets.
But Branson’s next flight depends on what happens Virgin Galactic Operator’s license from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FEW).
While Musk remained silent about Bezos’ announcement and Branson’s trip report, his company sent SpaceX It already has astronauts to the International Space Station, and will launch the world’s first civilian crew into orbit on September 15, but Musk has long-term plans to establish a human colony on Mars.