We now know what planet Branson is on.

Techcrunch is reporting that Sir Richard Branson has announced on the Google Blog Virgle, a joint Google/ Virgin project to establish permanent human settlement on Mars.

Branson declares that

Larry Page, Sergey Brin and I feel strongly that contemporary technology is sufficiently advanced to make such an effort both successful and economical, and that it’s high time that humanity moved beyond Earth and began our great, long journey to explore the stars and establish our first lasting foothold on another world…In the years to come, we’ll be sending up a series of spaceships carrying (along with the supplies and tools needed to build the new colony) what eventually will be hundreds of Mars colonists, or Virgle Pioneers — myself among them.

Given the experiences of the Virgin train services, expect delays to the service and a poor inflight buffet.

As Branson is a tax exile in Switzerland these days, perhaps he is preparing ahead in case these tax privileges ever come under threat.

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posted by John Wilson @ 8:36 AM Permanent Link newsvine reddit


At 10:06 AM, Blogger Hawkeye said...

You do know that today's date is April 1?

At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Paul Lomax said...

What's the date today...?


At 10:35 AM, Blogger Hawkeye said...

Whatever I choose it to be....


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