The spaceflight with Shatner, de Vries, and two other passengers was Blue Origin’s second commercial manned flight. The first was in July. Then Bezos himself flew into the capsule. Also on board was Dutch student Oliver Daemen from Tilburg.
Blue Origin spaceflights, which only last a few minutes, have also been criticized. Greenpeace points out, among other things, the polluted side of travel.
Britain’s Prince William has let himself be upset that he does not like space tourism for billionaires. “The brightest scientists should focus on fixing this planet, not looking for a new habitable planet,” he told the BBC.
William – captain Kirk-Shatner then declared that he believed the Prince had a narrow view of developments. “He’s a great, kind, cultured guy, but he doesn’t understand. It’s not about saying, ‘Look at me, I’m in space.'” “This is the first step to getting industries into space, so that all this pollution disappears from Earth.”
See photos of William Shatner’s space flight here. Glen de Vries is not featured in this video:
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