Drink tea and look at the stars: Elon Musk visited Richard Branson at night

Imagine a picture: you wake up at half past two in the morning, go into your kitchen and, to your surprise, you see not just an uninvited guest there, but Elon Musk, who is standing barefoot with a baby in his arms. This is exactly what happened to the founder of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson. The billionaire told about this interesting incident from his life, which happened on the eve of the first flight to the border with space on July 11, 2021, in an interview with The Times.

Founder of Virgin Airlines and Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson. Photo: The Times

“I thought it was about 2:30 in the morning. I didn’t sleep well before an important flight, woke up two hours earlier, started packing, went down to the kitchen, and suddenly saw Elon Musk barefoot there, who decided to surprise me. He was there with his child, whom he also named XÆA-12. My security guard let him in, and in order not to interfere with my sleep, Musk just took off his shoes,” the airline entrepreneur remembers.

Musk, as Branson notes, is a notorious night owl, and is prone not only to ambitious ideas, but also to funny adventures. Although, perhaps, the entertainment of billionaires is simply different from the entertainment of us, ordinary people.

“Then we made tea, sat outside, looked at the stars and just talked,” the billionaire remembers.

With this act, Elon Musk decided to support his friend before the most outstanding and risky day in the life of Richard Branson. As you know, on that day, the historic flight on VSS Unity took place without complaints.

Earlier we reported about how Richard Branson came to Gostomel.

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