Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocket ship.
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A US regulator has barred Virgin Galactic from flying its SpaceShipTwo until it approves its final mishap investigation report from its July flight or determines the issues do not affect public safety.
Sitting back and hoping that things go well is probably not a reasonable strategy, safety experts have warned following the space adventures of billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, on Tuesday is set to blast off aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle for a suborbital flight as part of a history-making crew. Watch the launch live-stream video here.
Billionaire US businessman Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates were engaged in a crash course of training on Sunday in preparation for his company Blue Origin’s inaugural flight to the edge of space planned for Tuesday.
Watch British billionaire Richard Branson climb into his Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane and soar more than 80km above the New Mexico desert in the vehicle’s first fully crewed test flight to the edge of space.
In the next 10 days, two of the Earth’s wealthiest individuals will attempt to fly into space, starting with Richard Branson this Sunday and Jeff Bezos on 20 July. This rivalry remains pretty unique. And it’s not without risk.
Three billionaire entrepreneurs, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, are competing to usher in a new era of commercial space tourism.
As Richard Branson prepares to join five others on a test flight to the edge of space this Sunday, he said his wife may be nervous about the launch but he himself wasn’t the least bit afraid.
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson will travel to the edge of space on Virgin Galactic’s test flight on 11 July, Branson’s space tourism firm said on Thursday, beating fellow aspiring billionaire astronaut Jeff Bezos.