In turn, Elon Musk will go into space, but without SpaceX

Recently, Richard Branson, founder and CEO of Virgin Group decided to provoke Jeff Bezos. As a reminder, the richest man in the world plans to take part in the first tourist flight of his company Blue Origin, on July 20. Like a snub to the ambitions of the founder of Amazon, Richard Branson flew on Sunday aboard the VSS Unity, the sub-orbital space plane from Virgin Galactic, at an altitude of 85 km. According to Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson never went to space.

Today, another billionaire joins this pseudo-struggle without much importance, it is quite simply Elon Musk. The Wall Street Journal has just announced that Musk should in turn go to space, not via SpaceX, but with Virgin Galactic. Yes, Elon Musk would also have bought a $250,000 ticket to participate in one of the space trips organized by Richard Branson’s company.

Elon Musk and Richard Branson are great friends

Although Virgin Galactic cannot reveal the identity of the future astronauts who are waiting to participate in one of these flights, it would not be surprising if Elon Musk enjoys a few privileges. Indeed, the founder of Tesla is a great friend of Richard Branson, he was even at his side Sunday morning before his departure into space.

It remains to be seen whether Elon Musk’s expedition will take place before that of Jeff Bezos. For his part, the founder of Blue Origin is about to take off alongside his brother, Wally Funk, and a fourth passenger towards the Kármán line, which we hope will be exceeded this time.

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