Former chief government officer of Virgin Galactic Holdings, George Whitesides, will fly to area on the aerospace firm’s subsequent take a look at spaceflight, CNBC reported on Friday.
Richard Branson, the billionaire founding father of Virgin Galactic, flew to area earlier this month, beating Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos to the ultimate frontier. Branson introduced the information about Whitesides throughout a celebration in New Mexico on July 11, following his personal spaceflight, the report stated.
Branson, whose spaceflight marked a symbolic milestone for the enterprise he began 17 years in the past, touted the mission as a precursor to a brand new period of area tourism.
Bezos, together with three others together with the world’s oldest area traveler and astronaut, Wally Funk, flew into area simply days later, aboard his personal area firm Blue Origin’s rocket.
Virgin Galactic didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
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