Jeff Bezos of Amazon congratulated and wished Virgin Atlantic creator Richard Branson a “successful and safe flight” ahead of his journey to space scheduled to take place today.
Mr Branson’s trip comes just nine days before Mr Bezos’ own flight to space with his brother.
Mr Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, will fly to space aboard the VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. The spaceship will fly to an altitude of 55 miles (approximately 88.51 kms), after which the pilots will cut the engines, allowing it to drift for 5 minutes. In those few minutes, the crew members will feel weightless. Through the windows of the spaceship, the passengers can see the Earth’s curvature.
In an Instagram post, Mr Bezos wished Mr Branson and “the whole team a successful and safe flight”.