SpaceX founder Elon Musk loves to talk about going into space. Co-star Sir Richard Branson plans to actually travel there. Next month.
He will ride one of his own Virgin Galactic rocket ships. The Daily Beast reports that Branson's virgin space flight coincides with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing. The American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on July 20, 1969, the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle.
It was an arduous journey for Virgin Galactic. Branson's plan to make a profitable space flight has taken some time. The ambitious British business magnate announced a long time ago that Virgin 2009 would bring passengers into orbit. When the company missed that deadline, many believed that its lofty goals were exaggerated.
Richard Branson Will Defeat Billionaire Elon Musk Into Space
After a decade of setbacks and false starts – most notably the tragic crash of VSS Enterprise in October 2014, leading to the death of the American Pilot Michael Alsbury – Virgin has finally achieved what many thought unimaginable.
Six months ago, on December 13, Virgin Galactic made orbital flights for the first time. The latest version of SpaceShipTwo called Unity marks this important milestone.
The Playboy Space Race: Virgin Galactic Vs. SpaceX
Virgin Galactic has been surpassed over the years by Elon Musks SpaceX, CEO of Tesla. Musk's ambitions in space have led to great technical excellence, such as the landing of vertical rockets.
These are not mere glasses. SpaceX's achievements have dramatically reduced space costs through NASA's costly space shuttle program.
While Musk's space company plans to collect cash for consumers with Internet satellites by 2024 and put the money into a manned mission to Mars, Richard Branson plans to give affluent customers the opportunity to engage in a short but life-changing deal Orbit visit to enjoy.
But Elon Musk does that too – only he has no plans to personally make a trip to space anytime soon. This will give Richard Branson some boastful rights in their friendly Playboy space rivalry. [September 29, 2002] Last September, SpaceX announced that it had sold its first private passenger ticket for a Big Falcon Rocket flight around the Moon in 2023.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 14, 2018
When Elon Musk was asked on Twitter if he would be SpaceX's first passenger for commercial space flights, he was denied by tweeting an emoji of a Japanese flag.  Apparently another billionaire will take the historic flight instead.