The world’s billionaires are having a great time, heading out to space to and fro, but Prince William does not agree with them in any capacity.
The Duke of Cambridge has condemned these billionaires who are centered around space the travel industry, saying they ought to rather be putting additional time and cash in saving planet Earth.
Prince William talked about the current scramble for space travel in an interview with the BBC’s Newscast podcast on Thursday October 14.
“We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live. I have absolutely no interest in going as high as space”.
He also expressed worries over the ecological effect of space tourism, adding that there was a groundlaying question over the carbon cost of space flights.
Prince William feels that efforts to save the Earth by the world’s “most noteworthy personalities” should precede space tourism.
The Prince’s remarks were expressed only a day after “Star Trek” star William Shatner, 90, became the oldest individual to go to space on board a New Shepard space apparatus, created by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — which shot the billionaires himself into space this late spring.
Bezos isn’t the only affluent business person to travel into space travel.
In July, Richard Branson rode into space in a supersonic plane developed by his organization, Virgin Galactic.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also been making stumbles into the space business. Musk established SpaceX and, in September, the organization’s Inspiration4 flight conveyed four sightseers on a three-day orbital mission.
Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are totally expected to forge ahead in their push to promote space tourism.
Prince William emphasized his desire to ensure that his own children and future generations won’t have to worry about repairing the Earth, adding that it would be an “absolute disaster” if his son, Prince George, were to be talking about saving the planet in 30 years’ time.