Space: the long-term goals of billionaires Branson, Bezos and Musk


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After Richard Branson, the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, succeeded in his stay in space, a prelude to other commercial trips. Are these private trips a contribution to science?

No, according to France Télévisions correspondent in Washington Loïc de la Mornais, there is not much scientific interest in the flights of Jeff Bezos on Tuesday July 20 or Richard Branson a few days, because this man has been in space for 60 years. On the other hand, we will learn a lot about the reliability of the equipment for these flights which will have to be repeated. There could be hundreds of launches of these little rockets. One could imagine personnel transport for the industries that the boss of Blue Origin wants to install in space.

Richard Branson will stay in the airline industry and space tourism. Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have a fundamental philosophical difference. The founder of Amazon wants to install polluting industries in space so that the Earth remains an area of ​​residence and recreation. SpaceX boss wants especially colonize Mars, because he is convinced that this is the solution so that humanity does not run to its destruction.


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