Richard Branson Attempts To Beat Bezos Into Space

Richard Branson, the founder of space tourism company Virgin Galactic–which was started in Mojave–is planning to launch himself into space, just nine days before Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. According to Virgin Galactic, Branson hopes to fly into space this month on the next test flight of Virgin Galactic’s spaceship. Virgin Galactic said Branson will be one of six people on board the launch from New Mexico, currently aimed at happening on July 11th. The launch would beat billionaire Jeff Bezos, who is planning to launch himself into space on July 20th. Virgin Galactic said that it will livestream Branson’s launch.