Editorial: Here's to the billionaires heading for the final frontier
So it’s beam me up, Bezos, as Captain Kirk almost said. Yesterday William Shatner became the oldest man to see space, sent off to near-orbit by Amazon’s Jeff on Blue Origin.
To some, the competition between Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and no doubt other soon-to-emerge billionaires is a sign of the worst of capitalist excess. Sending Shatner to orbit will look nothing more than a poorly-timed PR stunt.
But, but, but. The space race is a lot more than a rocket-measuring ...