King was involved in different business activities. Tourism, cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and investments are among the spheres where he was working. The space industry is no exception. And it’s quite understandable. King has a bachelor’s degree in astronautics and space engineering though he didn’t intend to become a scientist. But this is not only the reason. The space industry is quite a promising area giving a lot of opportunities and thus money.
For some time, King was closely connected with Richard Branson, the head of Virgin Galactic. He was a member of Branson’s team and even wanted to perform the suborbital flight. He purchased a ticket for a flight on the VSS Enterprise / SpaceShipTwo spacecraft in 2004 but the trial launch was unsuccessful and he abandoned his plan.
His friendship with Branson came to an end quickly. Branson accused King and his partner Blum of commercial espionage and initiated proceedings against Firefly Systems (a new company of Blum and King). Firefly Systems Company was using technologies of Branson’s company though King and Blum denied all the allegations.
There are a lot of rumors connected with King. And it’s quite understandable. There were a lot of dubious affairs and scandals in the life of this person.
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