How Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Might Have Missed a Chance to Become the First Billionaire to Fly into Space??
Jeff Bezos plans a space excursion on July 20 with his brother on a space rocket built by his company Blue Origin, he announced this last month via an Instagram post.
Now that we're into July and the clock is still ticking, there might be another millionaire who is poised to beat Bezos in space travel and become the first billionaire to go to space. He happens to be Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgo Group, which has over 400 companies in various industries. The business tycoon is planning his space trip ahead of Bezos; He's planning on July 11. Flying Virgo Galactic Space Journey Just Nine Days Before Bezos.
It seems that both are eagerly watching their space sojourns. While Bezos said he had dreamed of space travel since the age of five, Branson said on Twitter that he has always been a dreamer, with his mother teaching him to never give up and reach for the stars.
I’ve always been a dreamer. My mum taught me to never give up and to reach for the stars. On July 11, it’s time to turn that dream into a reality aboard the next @VirginGalactic spaceflight https://t.co/x0ksfnuEQ3 #Unity22 pic.twitter.com/GWskcMSXyA— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) July 1, 2021
Branson will travel into space on the VSS Unity rocket as part of the company's Unity 22 mission. For the first time, it will bring a full crew to space, including two pilots in the cabin and four mission specialists, including a business tycoon. Their job is to evaluate customers' experiences with space travel. The July 11 visit will be the 22nd flight test for VSS Unity and the fourth manned spaceflight for Virgin Galactic. Space flight is broadcast worldwide via live stream.
Purpose of space travel
According to a blog post by Virgin Galactic, the mission will focus on "evaluating the customer's commercial cabin with a full crew including cabin environment, seating comfort, weightless feel, and the view of Earth presented by the spacecraft - at every moment." Astronaut travel maximizes the awe and awe that space travel exposes and demonstrates to the conditions for conducting human-suitable research experiments."