Billionaires in space: pointless joyrides?

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One very small step for mankind, one giant ego trip for Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. In a very real sense, we paid for this. And quite a few of us reckon our cash could have been better spent on Earth. For example, Bezos’s 10 minute environmentally costly vanity project cost $5.5bn. This is enough to stop 37.5 million people starving in 2021.