Billionaire and founder of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson have announced that he wants to build a hotel on the moon. This was reported by Dailymail.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, who is considering colonizing Mars, did not make such statements. Yes, he talked about building a lunar base but did not suggest using it for tourism. The pioneer of space tourism said that the construction of a hotel on the moon – this is what he “always dreamed of.” After the first successful space flight, he looks to the future with great inspiration.
Whether we will one day build a hotel on the moon, which I have always dreamed of, or our children will do it, we’ll see. But that’s what I’ve always dreamed of. If I had the time to do that, I would want to build such a hotel. Virgin Galactic spacecraft is currently being offered for $ 250,000. Branson confirmed that Elon Musk had booked a seat for one of the next launches of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft.
Richard Branson added that Virgin Galactic plans to create more spacecraft that can fly higher and longer, and the cost of tickets for such space flights will decrease over time. On July 11, Virgin Galactic successfully launched its Unity-22 spacecraft with Richard Branson and several other astronauts.