The world's richest man is set to blast off into space on Tuesday on his rocket ship, New Shepard, for an 11-minute journey.
Super Heavy measures 230 feet in height and 30 feet in diameter, and will eventually be used to launch the Starship spacecraft into orbit.
The Amazon founder's rocket, the New Shepard, will launch on Tuesday, July 20, carrying the youngest and oldest astronauts to fly into space.
"It's exciting what's happening," Branson said Monday. "Space is absolutely essential for the world."
The commercial spaceflight company has put two seats on a future mission up for grabs following Sunday's successful crewed launch.
The flight represents a major step towards commercial space tourism.
Bandla has spoken of how "you don't often see" women and people of color in the space industry.
The Virgin Group founder is due to join a team of six on the company's first fully-crewed test flight.
The Virgin Galactic founder's flight this month will see him overtake the Amazon CEO to become the first billionaire to go to space. But Blue Origin's Bob Smith has pointed out Branson won't reach what is known as the Kármán line.
The Richard Branson-founded space tourism company announced today it has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA's Johnson Space Center—and shares jumped 13 percent in premarket trading.
The collaboration, formalized by the signing of a Space Act Agreement this week, will aim to make "technically feasible, high Mach vehicles for civil applications."
Australian company Vostok Space Beer is the creator of the first beer designed specifically for consumption in space.
Fourteen years after the Concorde was grounded, companies are bringing back supersonic planes.
Yusaku Maezawa paid a record price for a work by the Brooklyn born artist.
Branson's supersonic passenger plane Boom promises 3.5 hour flights between London and New York.
The Amazon founder plans to launch tourists into space with Blue Origin within two years.
Mars One wants to send volunteers on a one-way trip to the red planet, and make a TV show out of it
Virgin Galactic technicians have begun construction on a second spaceship to replace its ill-fated predecessor which crashed last week, killing one test pilot
Investigators said that a feature for re-entering the atmosphere had deployed earlier, adding that pilot error could not be ruled out
Two pilots were aboard the spaceship and their condition is unclear.