Elon Musk might be headed to space soon — but not on a SpaceX rocket


The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has reportedly bought a ticket with Virgin Galactic, which sent Richard Brasson into space on Sunday.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO reportedly bought a ticket to space with Virgin Galactic.

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Elon Musk is planning to travel to space with Virgin Galactic. Billionaire’s decision to brave the space follows in Blue Origin owner’s footsteps Jeff Bezos and Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson, who also has ambitions for space travel.

It is uncertain where Musk, the CEO of both electric car maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, may sit on Virgin Galactic’s long waiting list. Its space travel tickets have sold for $250,000.

Virgin Galactic told Nerdshala on Monday that it could not comment on the identities of future astronauts.

Branson completed a short space flight in its Virgin Galactic space plane on Sunday. The voyage, which took off from Spaceport America in New Mexico, marked the first time a British billionaire entered space and traveled with a full crew cabin. Branson called the trip an “experience of a lifetime” in a radio broadcast that was sent on the plane’s return to Earth.

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Before his Sunday flight, Branson accepted your friendship “It’s great to start the morning with a friend,” Musk said in a tweet.

Musk has been eyeing space for some time now. He plan to send big rockets eventually into space with the goal of go to mars, and in the meantime SpaceX has been busy sending resupply missions to the International Space Station and putting satellites into orbit to beam broadband signals back to Earth.

Bezos, who stepped down as Amazon CEO last week, plans to go to space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket on July 20.

Tesla and SpaceX did not immediately respond to Nerdshala’s request for comment.

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