The irony of all is the money Richard Branson came from NHS UK and tax payers and he didn’t pay a penny towards his taxes in the UK not only that but he stole 82 million fron the NHS , well done Richard you must feel so proud about yourself as proud as you and your girlfriend back in early 70’s selling cock in camden, Those were the days .
Another question it came to my head is Are we together as Humans to fight the pandemic, seems to me we are not, in fact we do not care what the next man is doing as long as we feed our greed with what ever we desire who care’s about you or you oor me? Nobody.
And if we do not care about each other these pandemic period when Then? We are so fucked up with the system and their lies and corruption so much so that we do not care about our Neighbours and became aliens on our own Planet.
Men like Bezos and Branson should be stopped , they are the most hated men on this olanet and instead of doing something simple and nice all those millios spent to travel 50 miles above earth I can hardly call this space , they can help thousands of families across the world children to have a life like the rest of children education .
Bezos and Branson and others like them are so simple close to thick, i don’t think they have a good efducation levels but what they have is a charisma called manipulation they are good on that. They get what they want and after that fuck you they do not want to know. Simple is good but they are simple as a soap.
Richard Branson’s rocket-powered flight more than 50 miles above Earth is taking investors in his space-tourism company to new heights. Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. jumped as much as 22% in premarket U.S. trading on Monday, just above an all-time peak reached in February.
They were up 7.1% as of 5:25 a.m. in New York, adding about $841 million to the Las Cruces, New Mexico-based company’s market value. The 70-year-old billionaire and five employees completed a long-awaited test flight to space on Sunday, reaching an altitude of more than 50 miles during the hour-long journey.
The success of the mission bolsters the company’s plan to debut tourism trips next year. Welcome to the dawn of a new space age,” Branson told guests at the Spaceport America complex near the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Virgin Galactic plans to begin working through a backlog of around 600 confirmed customers in early 2022. The company has said it will resume ticket sales after the summer’s test flights, with executives saying that fares will be higher than the prior price of $250,000 a seat. The company’s shares had doubled this year through Friday, lifting their value to about $11.8 billion.
The suborbital journey kicks off a landmark month for the future of space tourism, with Branson demonstrating Virgin Galactic’s capabilities nine days before Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos plans to fly on a rocket made by Blue Origin, his space venture.
Both companies envision businesses catering to wealthy tourists willing to pay top dollar for a short period of weightlessness and an unforgettable view of the Earth and heavens. Virgin Galactic’s test flight demonstrated that such trips — once the stuff of science fiction — are becoming increasingly realistic.
While mostly accessible only to a tiny number of super-wealthy customers, they would add a new dimension to a burgeoning industry of private-sector space companies with plans for voyages to the International Space Station and new human outposts.
Branson and his fellow crew members experienced a few minutes of weightlessness as the Unity reached its peak altitude.Play Video
“So I looked out the window and the view is just stunning,” operations engineer Colin Bennett said afterward. “It’s very Zen; it’s very kind of peaceful up there as well.”
Branson, who founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, said the memories of seeing the Earth from space will stay with him.
“I’m never going to be able to do it justice,” he said. “It’s indescribably beautiful.”
Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. Bezos is the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, having previously served as chairman, president and CEO of the company.
The anonymous winner of a ticket to join billionaire Jeff Bezos in space next week will no longer board the New Shepard spacecraft due to “scheduling conflicts”, Bezos’s Blue Origin company announced on Thursday. The winner, who paid $29.7m to join one of the world’s richest men in space, will instead be replaced by Oliver Daemen, a recent high school graduate.
The 18-year-old took a gap year in 2020 to obtain his private pilot’s license and plans to study physics and innovation management at the Netherlands-based University of Utrecht in September. Daemen is the son of Joes Daemen, the CEO of Somerset Capital Partners BV, a Netherlands-based investment firm.
The cost of Daemen’s ticket, which his father purchased, has yet to be disclosed.In a video posted on Twitter, Daemen said, “I am super excited to go into space” and “I’ve been dreaming about this all my life.” “Oliver represents a new generation of people who will help us build a road to space,” Blue Origin said in a statement.
In addition to Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark Bezos, Daemen will be accompanied by Wally Funk, an 82-year-old American veteran pilot. “At 18 years old and 82 years young, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk represent the youngest and oldest astronauts to travel to space,” according to Bezos’s company.
The New Shepard spacecraft, which is scheduled for takeoff in west Texas next Tuesday, will launch its passengers over 62 miles (100km) above the Earth’s surface for a mission estimated to last about 10 minutes. Three to four of those minutes will be spent in space. he launch date coincides with the 51st anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, in 1969.
More than 7,600 bidders from 159 countries participated in the auction. Proceeds will go to Club for the Future, a non-profit that promotes careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Blue Origin has also announced that it is awarding $1m each to 19 non-profit and advocacy organizations including the National Space Society and International Astronautical Federation. The original ticket winner will fly out on a later New Shepard mission, according to Blue Origin.