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  1 month ago

Should Space Tourism Even Be A Thing?

Last week, William Shatner became the oldest person to go to space in a capsule developed by billionaire Jeff Bezos.

The space tourism industry may be about to take off, with passengers joyriding in rockets built and operated by some of the richest men in the world.

Prince William, who has been a long time advocate for action on climate change is criticizing space tourism saying "We need some of the world's greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.

It really is quite crucial to be focusing on this planet rather than giving up and heading out into space.

William says he has absolutely no interest in going as high as space, adding there is a fundamental question over the carbon cost of space flights.

Shatner said he agreed with the prince that there are issues that must be addressed on Earth, “but we can curl our hair and put lotion on our face at the same time.”

I think I side with Prince William on this one. Yeah, it's pretty cool to head out into space, but why? We are in a critical time where action has to be taken on climate change and the carbon cost of these flights are only adding fuel to the fire. Everyday people are told to be mindful of our carbon footprint... to carpool, drive electric cars, don't sit with your engine idling, buy certain foods and products.
I really can't see the point in space tourism.


  1 month ago
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!! Reply


  1 month ago
I can see both sides, plus, LOL, Capt. Kirk! Reply


  1 month ago
For the uber rich it is Reply


  1 month ago
I really can't see the point in space tourism. #MeEither? Reply


  1 month ago
No too.mucj expense Reply


  1 month ago
I don't see the benefit of space tourism and I'd rather see the money going towards the environment or medical research. Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson really don't need any more money from selling seats on their carriers and the damage to the environment will be difficult to repair Reply

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