The space tourism plans of Bezos, Musk and Branson are morally reprehensible

There is something morally distasteful in the extreme about space tourism exclusively for the ultra-wealthy when so many people on Earth are in such great need. Going into space, in full view of the many billions of humans who are struggling on a daily basis, is a little like enjoying a pop-up Michelin star meal in front of a homeless shelter.

Branson! Musk! Bezos! The billionaire space race throwdown

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Ben Bramble sets out a problem that ought to be so obvious – that this space travel push is a wasteful, and even childish example of the rich boys club doing its thing – Bezos, Musk, Gates, Branson etc trying to outdo each other


But there is a more sinister side to space travel and space research – the national rivalries, started with Donald Trump’s plan for a Space Force – nuclear reactors, nuclear-powered rockets, and nuclear weapons in space. Those billionaires are all too well connected with NASA and this space military push. The thought of a nuclear war in space is horrendous. But what else could possibly go wrong?

The space tourism plans of Bezos, Musk and Branson are morally reprehensible, The Age, Ben Bramble, 5 July 21.

With billionaires Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson soon to send paying customers into space, members of US Congress…

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2 thoughts on “The space tourism plans of Bezos, Musk and Branson are morally reprehensible

  1. It’s hard to know which is worse, Trace, rockets or the servers maintaining the cloud where all our Internet data is stored. It consumes massive amounts of fossil fuel energy and yet is never mentioned by climate campaigners.

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