Billionaire space race: Joyride for the ultra rich

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are engaged in a new space race which has been widely hailed by the media. But is this really about exploration or the mere whims of a few rich men?

July 14, 2021 by Newsclick

D. Raghunandan of Delhi Science Forum speaks to Prabir Purkayastha about the race to reach space among three billionaires – Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Is this race about space exploration or entertaining a few ultra rich individuals who can afford the luxury of space travel? Raghunandan also talks about how successful space flights benefit other ventures of these billionaires.

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