Space Billionaires, Please Read the Room
Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are going to space with their respective space flight companies, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin. Although Bezos made the trip announcement earlier in June 2021, Branson has swooped in and will lift-off earlier than Bezos. However, Branson will only go about 50 miles high whereas Bezos will go 62 miles high. Both space flight systems are different too, with Branson’s aeroplane spacecraft and Bezos’ rocket capsule.
Who will be the winner of the Billionaire Space Race?
As if there’s no better time for two of the wealthiest men to race in their private “spacecrafts”.
After all, the world is only going through a global pandemic where people are desperately waiting for vaccines against a deadly virus.
It’s not like the ultra-rich can use their immense and excessive wealth to improve healthcare, provide aid to the needy and increase wages for the employees who are risking their lives making them rich, right?
2. Climate Change
- Need I say more? The world is drowning and scorching.