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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Musk buys a ticket for Branson spaceflight to secure a seat on Virgin Galactic

Tesla founder Elon Musk has bought a ticket on one of the future spaceflights by rival billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, according to a newspaper report.

Mr. Branson became the first in the billionaire’s space race between himself, Mr Musk, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to successfully touch the edge of space as he jumped aboard a Virgin Galactic flight earlier on Sunday.

Musk has paid a $10,000 deposit to secure a seat on a future Virgin Galactic trip, Branson told ‘The Sunday Times in an interview. However, the date has not been set, he told the newspaper outlet.

A ticket for a one-hour trip on Virgin Galactic’s space plane costs $250,000 – including the training and a spacesuit. Around 600 people from across 58 countries have already reserved a ticket on VVS Unity, including the celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga.

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