Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard's space tourism company Branson announced that Sir Branson will join a test flight into space on July 11, earlier than the scheduled spaceflight of Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon and space exploration slot wallet company Blue Ori. Competitor Jin (Blue Origin)
Virgin Galactic says Sir Branson's July 11 flight mission It will use a VSS Unity astronaut to fly into space for a 22-second test run. This will be the company's fourth passenger-to-space flight, but will be the first to have both pilots fly. income with four mission specialists, including Sir Branson.
“Virgin Galactic is at the forefront of the commercial space industry, enabling humankind to enter space. And make a positive change in the world,” Sir Branson said during a press conference.
If Sir Branson's journey this time is successful. It will be an important milestone in the race to push commercial space travel into a new era.
Jeff Bezos is scheduled for a July 20 trip to space, joining his brother Mark Bezos and pioneering female aviator Wally Funk. and a mysterious figure auctioned off a seat on the flight for $28 million.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also participated in the space race. Although he has not yet disclosed his or her space travel schedule.
The race for space is driven by the belief that Space travel could enter the mainstream. when new technology It has been proven to be more viable and less expensive, with Swiss bank UBS (UBS) estimating. Space tourism will add $3 billion annually to the tourism market by 2030.