Is The Billionaire Space Race Just The Beginning?
Despite a global pandemic, two of the worlds richest men competed in the space race of the century. Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson went head to head in a race of getting into space, paving the way for commercial space travel.
The goal was to experience weightlessness and a few minutes flight outside of our atmosphere. This has been the dream of so many of us since watching films like Star Wars. Who knows, fiction may well become reality in a galaxy not so far away.
Now, fiction has become a reality, commercial space travel has arrived.
Commercial space travel is only the beginning for the super rich, opening the doors to a new era of thrill seeking.
How soon will it be before space travel becomes as common as catching a flight to another country for a couple of weeks holiday?
This has however raised eyebrows from many people self isolating or in lockdown, pointing out the environmental impact and selfishness of the pair. Many of us live from month to month paying off the minimum amount on a credit card.
Both of the billionaires have staff who are working all the hours they can and surviving on minimum wage, one must question their values.
Looking to the future, what is the next challenge for the pair?