Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Galactic. He plans to fly into space aboard his company’s VSS Unity rocketplane on July 11 for an up-and-down test flight. Amazon-founder and rival Jeff Bezos plans to fly on his Blue Origin rocket into sub-orbital space on July 19.
Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are competing for sub-orbital tourist launches.
SpaceX will fly its first orbital space tourists (4 at a time) later in 2021 through Inspiration4.
Nextbigfuture wishes Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and the rest of the Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin crews safe journeys this month.
SOURCES – Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, SpaceX, Inspiration 4
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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