Richard Branson issues stark warning to rival Elon Musk

10 October, 2018, 15:26 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Virgin Group founder Richard Branson speaks at a news conference on March 30 in Las Vegas

But on Tuesday, Virgin Galactic owner and entrepreneur Richard Branson told CNBC that he expected the company to send test pilots to space "within weeks, not months", and that he was ready to follow as the first private space traveler aboard a private spaceship soon after.

'We should be in space within weeks, not months. "Then we will be in space with myself in months and not years".

When asked whether he had any concerns about consumer demand regarding fare-paying space flights, Branson said: "If I have a room full of 10 people, eight out of 10 would love to go to space if they could afford it".

However, Sir Richard has not been deterred by Elon Musk's firm, and instead are using SpaceX as a pace setter in the private race to space.

Branson will travel to space.

Branson has previously said he thinks Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin would both "have a person in space roundabout the same time".

Branson's Virgin Galactic is racing against Amazon creator Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to launch the first out-of-this-world passenger flight and take paying passengers into space.

Branson has had astronaut, fitness and centrifuge training to prepare himself for his trip into space.

Broward County's XXXTentacion wins best album award at AMAs
For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. American Music Award presenter Billy Eichner took a moment during his speech to urge young voters to register.


South Africa finance minister resigns over graft testimony
Business Day cited unidentified government sources as saying that Nene made the request to Ramaphosa at the weekend. Nene publicly apologised on Friday after failing to disclose the extent of his interactions with the Gupta family.


Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says
Stopping climate change will cost the world £1.8trillion every year for the next two decades, says a UN-backed scientific report. The report explains why it's so important that we meet the 1.5 degree target, and how hard that will be to accomplish.


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on its first test flight in October 2010 to prove the glide-and-land design.

"I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts and go to space is huge".

He founded the commercial spaceflight company in 2004.

Yet Branson says he hopes to get ticket prices down to below $50,000 in a decade's time.

Space tourism has turned into a hot commodity in recent years. The upper atmosphere is generally regarded to give way to space at an altitude of 62 miles (100km), almost twice the altitude achieved in the July test flight.

The reusable New Shepard rocket and spacecraft is meant to carry up to six space tourists, researchers and/or experiments on brief suborbital flights, the company has said.

When asked about consumer demand for space travel, he told CNBC: "I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts and go to space is enormous".

Recommended:

  • Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Brings Battle Royale to Retail

    Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle Brings Battle Royale to Retail

    But that changes on November 16, thanks to the Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle coming to retailers everywhere. For example, new challenges will go live later this week, and week 3 challenges have already leaked .
    Bulgarian Journalist Raped And Murdered After Reporting On Alleged Corruption

    Bulgarian Journalist Raped And Murdered After Reporting On Alleged Corruption

    At the Ruse vigil, telecoms technician Venelin Rumenov, 27, told AFP: "I don't think that she had been threatened or anything". He said Marinova was linked to bivol.bg's investigations because its reporters had appeared on her show.
    Opera House ads: 'Desecration of a masterpiece' or promoting Australia?

    Opera House ads: 'Desecration of a masterpiece' or promoting Australia?

    The Sydney Opera House, a multi-purpose performance venue, was designed by Dutch architect Jørn Utzon and inaugurated in 1973. Images publicising the Everest horse race will be projected onto the famous World Heritage Site on Tuesday October 9.
  • China to cut reserve requirement ratio, with monetary policy unchanged

    China to cut reserve requirement ratio, with monetary policy unchanged

    The Philippine Stock Exchange Index fell 27.38 points, or 0.4 percent, to 7,050.82 on a value turnover of almost P4 billion. July saw a rise in nationwide jobless rate to 5.1%.
    CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming

    CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming

    Speaking of global warming , where is - we need some global warming !" he shouted in April 2016 during a rally in Rochester, N.Y. The transition necessary to meet the 1.5-degree target is nearly unimaginably huge, and will require large investments.
    This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

    This Is Brett Kavanaugh's First Question as a Supreme Court Justice

    In court, Kavanaugh asked questions of both sides in arguments over increased prison sentences for repeat offenders. On Wednesday, the only other day of arguments this week, the court will hear another two hours of arguments.
  • Mom accidently makes red-faced son star of cringey ‘Him Too’ movement

    Mom accidently makes red-faced son star of cringey ‘Him Too’ movement

    On Monday night, a relatively benign political tweet from a random mom on Twitter exploded into a huge meme. Pieter's brother Jon Hanson joined in on the commentary, calling their mom's message " ridiculous ".
    Verizon is Charging a $30 Notch Fee on the Pixel 3 XL

    Verizon is Charging a $30 Notch Fee on the Pixel 3 XL

    And if you happen to be taking a selfie video while walking or moving around, Pixel 3 brings you front-facing video stabilisation. Specifications wise, it's exactly as we expected given the numerous leaks we've had surface over the previous months.

    Ousted Guardians of the Galaxy director switches camps, tied to new DC Comics film

    James Gunn may have been fired from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy , but DC Comics will welcome him with open arms. Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today.
  • Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number

    The outcome will determine whether "my grandchildren would get to see attractive coral reefs", Princeton's Oppenheimer said. At 2 degrees C, we'd expect "disproportionately rapid evacuation from the tropics", according to the report .
    Google announces Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

    Google announces Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

    Pixel 3 comes with dual front-firing speakers tuned by a GRAMMY-winning music producer to turn your phone into a powerful speaker. Aside from that, and the obvious size differences, you won't find a lot of disparity between the two devices' aesthetics.
    Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life

    Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life

    Gonzales, a senior kinesiology major from Austin, said it has been a tradition at Zeta to host Breast Cancer Awareness Week. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 40,000 women in the United States will die from breast cancer this year.


Popular

State and hospitals holding vaccination events as flu season starts
With about 10,000 of those being students, one-fifth of the student population received a flu shot from Boynton previous year . Samuels just turned 70 and said he is anxious about contracting the flu as he ages, even though he has always been healthy.

Studies point to rise in mental ailments among young
Meanwhile, a new report will be published into the state of young people's mental health every year on World Mental Health Day . Mental wellness is rarely discussed in the context of young people due to the belief that the youth can never be depressed.

Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Netting $1.4 Million at Sotheby's London
The video showed images of a shredder being implanted into a picture frame along with footage of Friday's auction finale. The auction house said it was "in discussion about next steps" with the buyer, whose identity was not disclosed.

Turkish authorities to search Saudi consulate after dissident journalist vanishes
But the disappearance of the journalist , however prominent, may not affect President Trump's bet on the Saudi heir to the throne. Saudi officials insisted he left the building through another exit, but have not provided public evidence to prove it.

Paul Pogba: I don't deserve to win the Ballon d'Or
For the first time, a Ballon d'Or for women players will be awarded this year, with the nominees to be announced later Monday. The Tottenham striker captained England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russian Federation this summer.

What does Hurricane Michael mean for South Florida's weather?
The most severe storm surge is predicted to occur from Mexico Beach to Keaton Beach, Florida, which could see as much 13 feet. Michael's core , with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, was about 335 miles south of Panama City, Florida, as of 2 p.m.

Google Pixel Watch launch: will we see Google's smartwatch at today’s event?
If you press that screen button, the Pixel's AI will answer and start asking questions of the caller on your behalf. While Google's phones have larger screens, they do look similar to their predecessors except for fully glass backs.

Boone's decision to pull Severino too late costs Yankees
Now we just moan indignantly about Hernandez and ponder what he might do in Game 4-when he will be the umpire behind home plate. I was trying to hit a home run. "This is one I'll remember for a long time and hopefully we can carry this over to tomorrow".

FAN VOTE | Help choose 2019’s Rock Hall inductees
According to the NY Times, this is the fifth time that LL Cool J has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. To be eligible, of course, the nominees' first single or album must have been released before (and including) 1993.

Elliott Wins at Dover, Locks Himself into Next Round of Playoffs
Fans and bettors lined up at the kiosk hours before the race started to wager on more than just the victor of Sunday's race. Rain washed out qualifying and the field was set by points, putting the 12 playoff drivers at the top of the field.