The ability to travel to space for citizens took one more step via the success Richard Branson.
Not only is Richard Branson the first billionaire to make a round trip to outer space using his own funded spacecraft, but he’s also partnered up with Omaze and Humanity For Space so people can win the same expedition he experienced. Through Branson’s partnership with Omaze, a charity fundraising site, and Humanity For Space, a non-profit organization that shares Branson’s goal of democratizing space, people who donate will have the chance to win two seats to their own space travel mission.
“Welcome to the dawn of a new space age,” Branson said after he climbed off a Virgin Galactic aircraft. “We’re here to make space more accessible to all. We want to turn the next generation of dreamers into the astronauts of today and tomorrow. We’ve all us on this stage have had the most extraordinary experience, and we’d love it if a number of you can have it, too,” he said. “If you ever had a dream, now is the time to make it come true. I’d like to end by saying welcome to the dawn of a new space age.”
I was once a child with a dream looking up to the stars. Now I'm an adult in a spaceship looking down to our beautiful Earth. To the next generation of dreamers: if we can do this, just imagine what you can do https://t.co/Wyzj0nOBgX #Unity22 @virgingalactic pic.twitter.com/03EJmKiH8V
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) July 11, 2021