Elon Musk is planning to take a trip to space with Virgin Galactic, according to a Sunday report from the Wall Street Journal. The billionaire’s decision to brave space follows in the footsteps of Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos and Virgin Galactic’s own Richard Branson, who also have ambitions for space travel.
It’s uncertain where Musk sits on Virgin Galactic’s lengthy waiting list. Tickets for its space trip have sold for $250,000 apiece.
Branson completed a short space flight on his Virgin Galactic space plane on Sunday. The trip, which left from New Mexico’s Spaceport America, marked the first time the British billionaire entered space and traveled with a full crew cabin. Branson called the trip an “experience of a lifetime” in a radio transmission sent as the plane returned to Earth.
Before Branson’s Sunday flight, he acknowledged his friendship with Musk in a tweet saying it’s “great to start the morning with a friend.”
Musk has eyes on space for some time now. The SpaceX CEO plans to send large rockets into space with the goal of eventually getting powerful systems of rockets to Mars.
Tesla, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic didn’t immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment