It was the company’s first flight of paying customers to the edge of space since billionaire Richard Branson founded the venture.
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British billionaire Richard Branson’s space empire is getting a bruising reality check.
Virgin Orbit filed for bankruptcy after the satellite launch firm tied to billionaire Richard Branson failed to secure the funding needed to keep operating.
Yet another billionaire entrepreneur is set to ride into space, strapped inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocket ship.
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.