According to the Dailymail, billionaire and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has announced that he wants to build a hotel on the moon. Elon Musk, who is thinking about the colonization of Mars, did not make such statements. Yes, he talked about building a lunar base, but did not suggest using it for tourism.
The space tourism pioneer said building a hotel on the moon was something he had “always dreamed of.” After the first successful space flight, he looks to the future with great enthusiasm.
Will we one day build a hotel on the moon, which I have always dreamed of, or our children will, we will see. But this is what I have always dreamed of. If I had time to do this, I would like to build such a hotel.
At the moment, a flight to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic spacecraft is offered at a price of $ 250,000. Branson has confirmed that SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has booked a seat for one of Virgin Galactic’s next spacecraft launches.
Richard Branson added that Virgin Galactic plans to create more spaceships 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.