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Branson versus Bezos ..

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:16 pm
by brian livesey
Richard Branson has declared he will be in space, in his rocket-powered spaceplane, nine days before Jeff Bezos in his Blue Origin rocket. The whole exercise is a PR stunt to attract high paying customers in future launches.
The stunt carries risks. Going into space, either sub-orbitally or beyond, is by no means as routine a procedure as conventional air travel.
The technical risks are real, but the lure of attracting millions of dollars/pounds from these rollercoaster rides is irrisistible to these modern day Midas'. The same, of course, can be said of Elon Musk.