Britain’s billionaire businessman and owner of Virgin Group will create history at once when he takes off on a Virgin Galactic plane from the deserts of New Mexico on Sunday. He will not only be the first billionaire to travel to space, he will also start the era of space travel. The launch will also be telecast live so that people around the world can witness the moment.
Brenson’s flight will go up to 55 miles above Earth. This Spaceflight Unity will launch from Virgin Galactic’s operational base in New Mexico, Spaceport America at 6:30 pm Indian time. Brenson will be accompanied by two pilots and two more passengers. 34-year-old Shirisha Bandla, an aeronautical engineer to be a part of this flight, will be the third woman of Indian origin to go to space.
How to Watch Launch
The launch will be live telecast on virginatlantic.com as well as on the company’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels. It will be hosted by famous comedian Stephen Kober. This will be the fourth space flight for Virgin Galactic. During this, all the passengers will also experience zero gravity for some time and then return to Earth.
Bezos will follow
Brenson is going to be the frontrunner in this space and Jeff Bezos will go after him. Bezos will go to space on July 20 from the New Shepherd spacecraft of his company Blue Origin. Bezos has chosen July 20 as his launch date from West Texas, which will be the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.