Prince William slams space tourism and says billionaires should focus on saving Earth

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The Duke of Cambridge spoke about the current rush for space travel in an interview with the BBC’s Newscast podcast, which aired on Thursday.

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He added: “We need some of the greatest minds and minds in the world who are trying to repair this planet, not going and trying to find the next place to live.”

William, a former air ambulance helicopter pilot, said he had “absolutely no interest” in going as high as space.


He also expressed concern over the environmental impact of space tourism, saying there was a “fundamental question” over the carbon cost of space flights.

Prince William’s comments were circulated a day after “Star Trek” star William Shatner, 90, became the oldest person to go to space aboard a New Shepard spacecraft developed by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — which this summer. I myself flew the billionaire into space. .

Bezos isn’t the only wealthy entrepreneur to make the leap into space travel recently.

In July, Richard Branson boarded a supersonic plane developed by his company Virgin Galactic into space.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is also stepping into the space business — he founded SpaceX and in September, the company’s Inspiration 4 flight carried four tourists on a three-day orbital mission.
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Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are all expected to continue in their effort to promote space tourism.

Jeff Bezos in the cabin of one of his Blue Origin spaceflights
The second in line for the British throne is a keen environmentalist and, later this month, will reveal the five winners of its Earthshot Prize – a Nobel-like prize for the environment.

The father of three emphasized his desire to ensure that his own children and future generations would not have to worry about repairing the earth, saying it would be an “absolute disaster” if his son Prince George was talking about saving the planet in 30 years’ time.


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