"The british billionaire Richard Branson is aiming for the moon, or at least space. And it already in July."
"– My desire is to go up at the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, it is what we are aiming at, " said Branson at an event in Washington's air and space museum."
"Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, which gives Branson a little over five months to meet its target. He says he has no plans to reach the moon, but a few minutes in space."
"His company Virgin Galactic reached in a test in december last year, 80 kilometres up in the air, which is the border of the united states puts for where space begins. The rest of the world counts the border as 100 miles. SpaceShipTwo, the spacecraft Branson want to get out in space, has room for two pilots and six passengers. The who want to follow may, however, wait, the waiting list for the expensive tickets are already long."
"Would super-entrepreneur succeeds in his intent, he wins the likely to be the private race into space, where even the Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are involved via his aerospace company SpaceX, and Blue Origin."
"SpaceX is reported to be ready to send its first rymdturist, the japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, around the moon no earlier than 2023, Blue Origin has previously stated that the company hopes to send out people on short rymdsemestrar already this year."