In Singapore, billionaire and founder of Virgin, said that the company is close to launching its first mission into space, he hopes to briefly leave the Ground - and not even in the coming years and months, writes naked-science. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years, ' he said.
But while Sir Richard believes Musk is "doing fantastically well" in getting cargo into space - including his own vehicle - the real tussle is between the Virgin boss and Bezos.
The next logical step is reaching space in the craft.
Currently, some 700 people are on Virgin Galactic's waiting list - to the tune of $250,000 a ticket - for the company's first commercial flights. Within a few minutes, passengers will experience weightlessness.
"Integrating mindfulness into our everyday lives is just as important as eating well and exercising regularly, and I am so excited to see Virgin Australia deeply embedding mindfulness into the workplace and onboard flights", Branson said.
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Branson has had astronaut, fitness and centrifuge training to prepare himself for his trip into space.
"I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts and go to space is very big". It is likely that Virgin Galactic is aiming to keep up with SpaceX and Boeing who, despite delays and difficulties, are set to launch test flights in 2019.
"But there is always more that we could be doing", said Branson.
Once Virgin Galactic successfully establish its commercial trips to space, Branson plans to reduce the price of the ticket to around $40,000 Dollars in the next ten years or so. To date, no private company has delivered on its promise to send tourists into space.
Richard Branson's got some advice for Elon Musk - billionaire to billionaire.