Prince William blasts space tourism, urges billionaires to fix Earth first

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Prince William has harsh words for the Elon Muscs, Jeff Bezos‘ and Richard Branson of the world… focus on repairing this planet instead of exploring what else is out there.

The Duke of Cambridge lambasted the so-called ‘billionaire’s space race’ and space tourism while addressing BBC Newscast on the same day William Shatner made history as the oldest person to ever be in space.

You can hear the disdain in William’s voice as he also pleads with the sharpest minds to dedicate their brains and resources to repairing planet Earth. He said, “We need some of the greatest brains and minds in the world determined to try to fix this planet, not to try to find the next place to go to live. “

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It goes without saying… William, whose Earthshot Prize will award about $ 70 million over the next decade to those dedicated to saving this planet, says he has no interest in participating in space tourism. In fact … he told interviewer how high he was raised as a former pilot himself, and that was enough for him.

William’s shot at space tourism came the day Captain Kirk and 3 other crew members jumped on Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule and successfully lifted off into space.

The crew experienced 4 minutes of weightlessness before parachuting back down to Earth. Shatner told Bezos it was the “most profound experience” of his life.

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