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PSST…HEY BUDDY, YOU WANNA BUY AN EXPENSIVE SEAT TO SOMEWHERE WHERE YOU CAN’T ACTUALLY BREATHE?

“Three people paid $55 million each to Axiom Space in Houston to fly in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the International Space Station as soon as early next year.”

“An unnamed passenger paid $28 million to join the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos later this month when his rocket company, Blue Origin, is to launch its New Shepard rocket and capsule.”

“Not long after Richard Branson re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday, he and other employees of his Virgin Galactic venture boasted that the company would greatly expand opportunities for the general public to travel to space. For the moment, those otherworldly views and feelings of weightlessness will still be held in rarefied air. A seat on one of the company’s spaceships originally cost $200,000. The company later raised the price to $250,000. It then stopped sales after a crash during a test flight in 2014. When the company resumes sales later this year, the price will probably rise again, said Michael Colglazier, Virgin Galactic’s chief executive.”

SURELY, I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE WHO FINDS THIS OBSCENE. 

Drawing the Political Lines of Apollo | American Experience | Official Site  | PBS

Do these people have nothing else to do with their untold millions than spend it on going somewhere where they are not suited to be? And polluting that pristine somewhere the same callous uncaring way they have polluted the place they call home. These millions that they have made, in far too many cases, at the expense of the health of the planet they are in such a hurry to leave.

Apollo cartoon 0720

And isn’t it nice that they will “greatly expand opportunities for the general public to travel to space.” I guess they’ll get the price down to a measly hundred thousand.

Chasing The Moon: The Book on Twitter: "May 20, 1961: On the day when a mob  attacks the Freedom Riders at the Montgomery, Alabama Greyhound Station and  the Washington Post announces President

Yeah, fly away motherfuckers, while the planet’s fever grows increasingly hotter, and it’s oceans grow increasingly warmer and higher, in it’s effort to defend itself against humans like you who have been hard at work trying to kill it ever since the 1830’s, and who have contributed mightily towards creating the mess that we poor saps all now have to live with…until we are all destroyed. And all your millions which, instead of being shot into space, should be poured into fighting climate change, won’t save you.

And, one more thing; “Besides greenhouse gas pollution, kerosene-fueled rockets transport large amounts of black carbon, also known as soot, into the upper layers of the atmosphere. There, it remains for a long time, creating an umbrella that may add to global warming. The fuel is widely used because it’s easier to handle than fuels such as hydrogen.”

I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT WHILE OUR PLANET IS SUFFERING UNIMAGINABLE HEAT, INCREASING DRAUGHT, RAGING FLOODS AND FIRES, THAT WE ARE APPLAUDING THIS APPALLING WASTE, THIS SELFISH, ARROGANT, STUPID PURSUIT OF…OF…WHAT EXACTLY?

Climate Change and Global Warming Introduction — Global Issues

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Discussion

15 thoughts on “PSST…HEY BUDDY, YOU WANNA BUY AN EXPENSIVE SEAT TO SOMEWHERE WHERE YOU CAN’T ACTUALLY BREATHE?

  1. I was thinking the exact same thing! What would really be nice is that these billionaires donated the same amount of money to help the environment and the poverty of millions.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by magickmermaid | July 13, 2021, 9:46 am
  2. When people are dying from hunger…… it’s obscene.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by renxkyoko | July 13, 2021, 1:46 am
  3. You can’t buy class.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Pied Type | July 13, 2021, 12:34 am
  4. The whole thing was absolutely criminal.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by leggypeggy | July 12, 2021, 6:07 pm
  5. Let’s see, oh yes!
    Basic money laundering…

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by transtime | July 12, 2021, 4:46 pm
  6. Reblogged this on A Pondering Mind and commented:
    A great read, by a great writer…

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by A Pondering Mind | July 12, 2021, 4:41 pm
  7. Ego trips and greed…pure and simple.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by A Pondering Mind | July 12, 2021, 4:40 pm

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