Virgin Galactic Richard Branson will be the first public company for space flight

Virgin Galactic Ричарда Брэнсона станет первой публичной компанией для космических полетов

The race for the status of the first public company engaged in space flight, was completed, and Virgin Galactic sir Richard Branson (Sir Richard Branson) won.

The company will place its shares on the new York stock exchange, by purchasing a minority stake in Social Capital Hedosophia – the company created by the former head of the Facebook Hamata Palihapitiya in its study of alternative strategies, venture investing, the report said The Wall Street Journal.

RAS created about two years ago, will take on liabilities in the amount of $ 800 million before Virgin Galactic. Branson’s company is solely focused on suborbital launches for experiments and lifting tourists into space – in contrast to projects, Elon musk, Jeff Bezos and others.

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