2021-10-15

Prince William poured cold water on the “space race”: we want to repair the earth, not look for alternatives

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Prince William poured cold water on the “space race”: we want to repair the earth, not look for alternatives

Prince William said in an interview: “We see that everyone is trying to promote space tourism. But in fact, we need the greatest minds and ideas in the world to repair the planet, rather than trying to find the next place to live.”

when asked whether he would like to be a space tourist one day, Prince William said: “I’m absolutely not interested in going to such a high place.”

in fact, as early as July this year, there was a “space race” between billionaires such as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos It triggered a heated debate.

some people said that the rich did not focus their resources on epidemics, climate change or any other crisis on earth. Including Elon Musk, they should postpone the exploration of space for decades and focus on more urgent issues.

for this statement, Bezos responded: “To a large extent, this statement is also correct. There are indeed many problems on the earth that need us to solve. But at the same time, we should also face the future. As a species and a civilization, we have always done this, and we must have both.”