In a surprising statement, billionaire Richard Branson announced that he is flying to space on July 11. He will become the first billionaire to do so. A few days ago, billionaire Jeff Bezos announced that he traveling to space in a crewed flight on July 20. And now, Branson is on his way to make history as the first billionaire to travel to space. No one had expected this news as everyone was looking forward to Bezos’s space trip.
Billionaire Richard Branson Announces his Space Trip Scheduled on July 11
Founder of the Virgin Group and billionaire Richard Branson is flying to space on July 11. He will fly in Virgin Galactic’s next test flight with a few others. Branson will mark history as the first billionaire to travel to space. The announcement comes after billionaire Jeff Bezos announced his trip to space on July 20. Branson announced his space trip via a tweet. He said that traveling to space was his childhood dream. And now he has finally got the chance to live his dream. Moreover, he said that his mother taught him to never give up and reach for the stars. Henceforth, he is now finally reaching the stars.
Who are the Other People Accompanying him?
There are other people joining Richard Branson on board for his space trip. He has a bunch of pilots in his crew. Find them below:
- Pilot Dave Mackay
- Michael Masucci
- Pilot CJ Sturckow
- Kelly Latimer
- Chief Astronaut Instructor Beth Moses
- Lead Operations Engineer Colin Bennett
- Vice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations, Sirisha Bandla
People can Track the Space Flight Via a Live Stream
Richard Branson announced that he will share the spaceflight via a live stream globally. Moreover, he said that he will announce something very interesting for all the citizens. He added that everyone should get a chance to become an astronaut because space belongs to all. Branson is very interested in space activities. However, Branson once said that he was not in a hurry to go to space. People have made it a race. And now he himself is a part of the race. Billionaire Jeff Bezos announced his space trip last month scheduled on July 20. And now Branson announced his voyage scheduled for July 11.