“Blue Origin announced Monday that Bezos, its founder, would fly on the firm’s first crewed mission scheduled for July 20. But later that day, Parabolic Arc reported that Virgin Galactic is planning to send Branson on a suborbital flight over the July 4 holiday weekend.”
Virgin Galactic to Launch Richard Branson on July 11, Aiming to Beat Jeff Bezos to Space
Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday that the space tourism company will attempt to launch its next test spaceflight on July 11, carrying founder Sir Richard Branson. Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos to space, as the latter plans to launch with his own company Blue Origin on July 20.
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More than 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to be DENIED re-entry to Earth after he launches into space next month with Blue Origin