Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, according to Prince William they should help be the ones to save Earth rather than attempting to go into space.
Prince William has hit out at initiatives to promote space tourism headed by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, instead urging billionaires “fix this planet.”
In the event that Duke of Cambridge stated that the Duke of Cambridge was “absolutely no interest” in the space program and made reference to the carbon footprint of space travel, he caused unpredictably heated debate.
His comments are just one week following William Shatner, the original Star Trek actor, became the oldest space traveler in the world aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket at the age of 90.
As they walked from the crew’s headquarters towards the launchpad at Van Horn, Jeff Bezos joined the actor.
“We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds focussed on trying to restore this planet, not trying to find the next location to go and live,” Prince William told.
“I think that’s what ultimately sold it to me–that it’s critical to be concentrating on this [planet]rather than giving up and going into space to attempt to conceive of future answers.”
The prince also said that youth are suffering from stress from climate change and are worried about the future.
After his personal experience on the suborbital rocket in July Bezos said that space travel could yield solutions to climate change.
“We have to establish a road to space so that our children and their children can build a future,” he said.
“We are lucky to be a part of this beautiful planet. When you look at the sky from space it is amazing the thinness of it.” “We have to move all heavy industry and any harmful industry to the space environment,” he added. “What you’ve given me is the most profound experience,” Shatner stated when he returned to Earth yesterday.
“I’m overwhelmed with emotions as a result of what’s happened. It’s truly amazing. I’m hoping that I’ll overcome this. I’m hoping to hold on to the emotions I’m experiencing currently. I’m not ready to discard it.” Elon Musk’s SpaceX is currently working on an reusable spacecraft with the aim of transporting people to Mars.
The Duke of Edinburgh addressed the BBC to announce the Earthshot Prize, which will be awarded for the first time on 17 October.
Five winners will be awarded PS1 millions ($1.37 Million) every time they submit their suggestions about how they can save the planet. This is a simplified version of the announcement.