The Billionaires Are Going To Space
This week, British billionaire Richard Branson launched himself into space on his company’s spacecraft. The Virgin Atlantic founder beat out fellow billionaire, Jeff Bezos, who is scheduled to travel to space on July 20, 2021 in his company’s spacecraft.
This hour, we take a look at the billionaire space race, and the era of space tourism for the ultra-wealthy. With powerful private interests taking a prominent role in space exploration, what does this mean for the rest of us?
- Marina Koren - Staff writer at the Atlantic
- Lisa Ruth Rand - Assistant Professor of History at Caltech
Cat Pastor contributed to this show.