Three of the world's famous entrepreneurs and billionaires Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk are competing to start space tourism these days. British businessman and Virgin Group founder Branson will set out on a spacewalk on July 11, followed by Amazon founder Bezos on July 20, 9 days later.
Interestingly, he is going to space on the day Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. At the same time, Musk is also going to send ordinary people on a trip to space in September.
600 seats reserved 1.90 crore tickets
Branson's Virgin Galactic says it has reserved more than 600 seats. The cost of each seat has been stated to be $2.50 lakh (about Rs 1.90 crore). Six people, including Branson himself, are going to go on the first flight. India's daughter Sirisha Bandla will also fly in Brenson's mission. She will be the second woman of Indian origin to go to space after Kalpana Chawla.
How much money Bezos's Blue Origin charged from a passenger has not been revealed yet. But for Blue Origin's first sub-orbital mission to go on July 20, a man has bought a ticket for $28 million.
Elon Musk plans to send a civilian crewed mission to SpaceX on 30 September. Musk has said that SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to the moon in 2023 with a Starship rocket.