THE RACE IS ON - 07.03.2021
July 3, 2021
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!!!
This year instead of fireworks, get ready for rocketworks from the billionaire rocket-setters!!!
The race is on, and it looks like Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson is in the lead over fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk is a distant third.
Branson announced Thursday that he is set to go into space on July 11th, beating Bezos's target date of July 20th, the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
"After more than 16 years of research, engineering, and testing, Virgin Galactic stands at the vanguard of a new commercial space industry, which is set to open space to humankind and change the world for good," Branson said in a statement. "I'm honored to help validate the journey our future astronauts will undertake and ensure we deliver the unique customer experience people expect from Virgin."
Just in case you are interested and have a lot of spare cash lying around, Virgin Galatic is booking space flights. Last week they got the FAA's approval to start launching people into space. More than 600 people have already reserved seats. A ticket initially costs $250,000, but the price is expected to go up after the first couple of "successful" flights. So you should book now.
I'm in a flow with the writing of my novel SKYWARD. The Bowman Twins are going through the process of evaluating who gets to join their Bowman Colony on Earth's moon and are looking for Richard, Jeff, and Elon to transport them there. It will probably cost them more than $250,000 a person. Or maybe not??? Maybe I can get a bidding war going on between them. You will have to read the novel to find out.
A short post today as I get back to writing. As I said, I'm in a flow.
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