Branson raises the possibility of building a “hotel on the moon” after his first spaceflight
July 13, 2021, 22:09 GMT
The businessman admitted that the trip aboard VSS Unity was an experience “more extreme than he ever imagined”.
after your successful trip In space aboard the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity spacecraft, British billionaire Richard Branson revealed his ambitious plans for the future and did not rule out the possibility of building a “hotel on the moon”.
“If we ever build a hotel on the moon, what? It’s something you’ve always dreamed ofOr, if we let my kids do that, he’ll have to see. But this is another dream, if I had time in my life, I would like to fulfill it someday ” formulations To the Palestinian Authority News Agency.
The 70-year-old businessman described as “glorious” the maiden flight with passengers of his space tourism company Virgin Galactic, which took place on July 11. According to his words, it was An experience ‘more extreme than I could have imagined’.
The ship was lifted by the twin-body propeller VMS Eve to a height of 15 kilometers, where it broke off and soared into space, reaching a distance of 89 kilometers. The historic flight took 90 minutes.
“It was the dream of a lifetime. Dreams don’t often come true, and it was simply wonderful: everything I could have dreamed happened (…) It’s as if time is slowing down and everything is more extreme than you might expect, “
“One of the most ridiculous moments is… unbuttons and drifts, then floats to the top of the surface and Look down on our beautiful land, and watch other people swimming next to you and realize and say to you, “I am an astronaut.”
Branson said his company plans to “build more spacecraft,” something that over time will help reduce the cost of a trip to space.