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Are Billionaires Ruining Space Travel?

Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos ushered in a new era of space exploration in 2021 thanks to their successful crewed missions. But their efforts have also been mocked by those who say the billionaires' money would be better spent addressing issues on Earth, including climate change. Others are concerned about the environmental damage caused by the rise in space tourism. But at least for Bezos, he says his trip made him more recommitted to solving climate change.

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    Welcome to the age of billionaire joyrides to space

    Welcome to the age of billionaire joyrides to space

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has flown straight to the border of space. The billionaire — carried in a rocket built by his spaceflight company Blue Origin and accompanied by three fellow space tourists — joins a small but growing number of people who have traveled to space but aren’t professionally …

    Space Billionaires, Please Read the Room

    Space Billionaires, Please Read the Room

    Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are choosing a terrible time to leave Earth. Dear billionaires, no one cares whom you beat to space. After Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, announced that he would join the first crewed flight by his rocket company, Blue Origin, later this month, Richard Branson …

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