As children, we were told that going to space requires a lot of time in school and grueling physical preparation. But now all you have to do is be mega rich. Founder and billionaire of Virgin Richard Branson was able to test his own Virgin Galactic spacecraft for the first time last week, even though technically he did not go to space (he comes from above in the sky and close enough to space to brag about it). The also turns out another famous rich man almost went to “space” with Branson, also: Ashton Kutcher.
In an interview with Cheddar News, Ashton Kutcher shared that he was going to be a part of the next spacelight, but Mila Kunis was too worried to let it go all the way. “When I got married and had kids, my wife basically encouraged that it wasn’t a smart family decision to go to space when we have young kids, so I’m done. by reselling my ticket to Virgin Galactic, ”he said. Cheddar. He adds, “I was supposed to be on the next flight, but I won’t be on the next flight. However, Kutcher says he’s always going to space “at some point”.
As CNN reported, Galactic Virgo spent close to 2 decades working on a spacecraft that would allow travel to the far reaches of space. Only 6 people have embarked on their premier test trip last week: Branson, Sirisha Bandla, Virgin Galactic Executive, Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic Chief Astronaut Instructor and Interiors Program Manager, Colin Bennett, Virgin Galactic Chief Operations Engineer, and Pilots Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci. But Virgin Galactic has plans to make these space trips a regular thing and a few the rich managed to book tickets for a chance to fly off Earth, priced at $ 200,000 to $ 250,000. And although it may seem steep, CNN says the company will soon sell more tickets at one level higher price.
Because it’s the new hobby among bored billionaires, Jeff Bezos is also expected to go to space on Tuesday. in a spaceship manufactured by his company Blue Origin. Bezos Aerospace Company auctioned off a ticket to join the flight for $ 28 million– far more than it costs to travel on Virgin Galactic. These rich guys who have plenty of opportunities to avoid paying taxes by leaving Earth whenever they want is pretty screwed up, but hey, we hope they enjoy their space trips so much that we don’t have to. destroy them. plus our planet.