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UBS: Virgin Galactic losing space tourism advantage to Blue Origin – CNBC

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin plans to launch the first crewed flight of its New Shepard rocket on July 20, a step that likely removes Virgin Galactic’s first-mover advantage in the space tourism marketplace, UBS said.
“Blue Origin threw down the gauntlet on positioning itself to be (potentially) the first suborbital space tourism company with a paying passenger,” UBS analyst Myles Walton wrote in a note to investors.
Shares of Virgin Galactic fell as much as 4% in trading from its previous close of $19.94….

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