The Tesla and SpaceX CEO reportedly bought a ticket to house with Virgin Galactic.
Elon Musk is planning to make a journey to house with Virgin Galactic, based on a Sunday report from The Wall Street Journal. The billionaire’s determination to courageous house follows within the footsteps of Blue Origin proprietor Jeff Bezos and Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson, who even have ambitions for house journey. It’s unsure the place Musk, CEO of each electric-car maker Tesla and rocket firm SpaceX, would possibly sit on Virgin Galactic’s prolonged ready checklist. Tickets for its house journey have bought for $250,000 apiece.
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Branson accomplished a brief house flight on his Virgin Galactic house aircraft on Sunday. The journey, which left from New Mexico’s Spaceport America, marked the primary time the British billionaire entered house and traveled with a full crew cabin. Branson known as the journey an “expertise of a lifetime” in a radio transmission despatched because the aircraft returned to Earth. Read extra: Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson touches fringe of house in historic first flightBefore his Sunday flight, Branson acknowledged his friendship with Musk in a tweet, saying it is “nice to begin the morning with a pal.”
Musk has had his eyes on house for a while now. He plans to ship massive rockets into house with the aim of ultimately attending to Mars, and within the meantime SpaceX has been busy sending resupply missions to the International Space Station and inserting satellites in orbit so as to beam broadband alerts to Earth.Bezos, who final week stepped down as CEO of Amazon, plans to journey into house on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket on July 20.Tesla and SpaceX did not instantly reply to CNET’s request for remark.