Just like that, they are pioneering a new economic sector: space travel. Yes, Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, just announced that he would be going to space on July 11, beating Amazon’s Jeff Bezos who is expected to enjoy the ride later in the month (July 20). You get it: the billionaires now have a new passion and they are trying to normalize it. Simply, if you think you have “change”, you need to travel to space. By the time these trips are done, credit card companies and banks in America and Europe will start financing space travel as another dimension of vacationing. Go to space and pay the bills over 12 months. And this card admits into all airport lounges and offers two space travels per year!
Gboom, in a presidential election in Nigeria, one party will challenge an opponent if he can be allowed into space, and that opponent will then have to make that trip, to confirm that he is not a wanted man in space. Two months later, a Nollywood diva will book the “space” for a wedding reception, elevating what currently holds which is to do a wedding reception in mid-air Air Peace. That one surprises me: to show affluence, you put people in a plane and take off mid-air, fly around for 45 minutes, so that the commoners will know you are loaded.
Notice that no one wants to visit my village in Abia state where they can be better entertained by the best people created. Of course, the village is not asking for a $28 million ticket for a trip to come. That is what one man (or woman) plans to spend to feel the space.
They are living tomorrow! I wish ALL safe travels.
Sir Richard Branson, the founder and CEO of Virgin Galactic, announced a surprising plan to travel to space on July 11, beating Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to it.
Virgin Galactic, the space subsidiary of the Virgin Group, has been working on Unity rocket plane in the US for about 20 years now, in a push to fulfill Sir Branson’s long-held dream to touch the space someday and to make way for others to do the same.
This comes after the US Federal Aviation Administration in late June gave Virgin Galactic permission to take paying customers into space after a successful test flight in May.
The announcement has added to the culminating space frenzy kicked off by SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk. Since May last year, when SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft leaped on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Launch Complex 39-A at Cape Canaveral in Florida, marking a new era of commercial spaceflight, the billionaires’ race to space has intensified
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