The billionaire space race

The so-called “battle of the billionaires” to get into space has been filling column inches in newspapers and absorbing time on the airwaves for quite a while. Simplified, it’s the rivalry between entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson and his company Virgin Galactic, and online retail magnate Jeff Bezos – of Amazon fame – and his … Continue reading The billionaire space race

Virgin numbers: Branson makes it to space (maybe)

The billionaires’ race to space has been won by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, who took a spaceflight aboard the VSS Unity on the 11th July, the first billionaire to reach the peak in their own craft. There is a little question of whether he actually got high enough, or whether he only made it … Continue reading Virgin numbers: Branson makes it to space (maybe)