Virgin Galactic founder and billionaire Sir Richard Branson and SpaceX founder Elon Musk are just two of the. Virgin Galactic's Sir Richard Branson wants to bring people to Mars, but he doesn 't need to be the only settler on the red planet. Mangler: science. Virgin Airlines CEO Richard Branson was on CBS news recently and said that he wants to start a colony on Mars. And he wants to take part in it.