Health & Fit Prince William says he has 'absolutely no interest' in space tourism and billionaires should focus on repairing the planet
You won't go to space any time soon, no matter what the billionaires say
Ticket prices for suborbital tours on Branson's Virgin Galactic are selling for around $250,000 per person. To date, about 600 people have reserved tickets to fly with the company to the edge of space.While Bezos' Blue Origin has yet to release its ticket prices, the Amazon founder has indicated that the tickets will be competitive with Branson's company. The first available ticket on Bezos' flight sold for $28 million at auction and the entire 10 minute trip on Tuesday cost the billionaire about $5.5 billion out-of-pocket.
- Prince William said "the world's greatest brains and minds" should focus on repairing the planet.
- William said his environmental concerns mean he has "absolutely no interest" in going to space.
- He also told BBC Newscast's Adam Fleming there is a rise of "climate anxiety" among young people.
says those engaging in space tourism first.
The 39-year-old told BBC Newscast's Adam Flemingand hopes the great minds of the world will work to take environmental action.
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Speaking to the BBC News chief political correspondent and podcast host about the current surge in space tourism,William said: "The idea the space race is on at the moment, we've seen everyone trying to get space tourism going, it's the idea that we need some of the world's greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live."
"And I think that ultimately is what sold it for me - that really is quite crucial to be focusing on this one rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future," he added.
On Wednesday,the 90-year-old actor who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," to the edge of space in a Blue Origin "New Shepard" rocket. Shatner made history as the oldest person to reach this point, breaking a record set by
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You can’t afford space tourism. But you’ll be able to watch it on Netflix.The first two installments of the five-episode miniseries, Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space, will debut on the streaming platform September 6 and will be the closest Netflix has come yet to covering an event in “near-real time,” the company said on Tuesday. Over the course of September, a team of videographers will follow the civilian astronauts, including billionaire Jared Isaacman, who will be piloting the spacecraft, as they prepare for the journey and eventually launch into space.
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In September, William revealed the 15 finalists for his inaugural Earthshot Prize, which aims to recognize the efforts of thosethe BBC reported at the time. The five winners, who will receive a $1 million prize each, will be announced in October.
William confirmed that the prize's namesake stems from US President John F Kennedy's "Moonshot" program, which led to the first man walking on the moon in 1969.
"We must harness that same spirit of human ingenuity and purpose and turn it with laser-sharp focus and urgency on the most pressing challenge we have ever faced - repairing our planet," he said at the time.
Despite this nod to the space race, the father of three told FlemingHe added that we should be improving this planet for younger generations who are experiencing a rise in "climate anxiety" and whose "futures are basically threatened the whole time."
Prince William and Kate Middleton Just Took the Family to France for a Very Special Reason
The weddings bells were ringing.Over the weekend, the royals, along with their three children, made their way to France for the wedding of Kate's brother, James Middleton, to his now wife, Alizee Thevenet.
When asked if his own children have started to "nag" him, William said George, 8, has started litter picking at school and became confused and annoyed when they revisited the same site the next day and "pretty much all the same litter they picked up was back again."
William also said that his father,"very early on before anyone else thought it was a topic."
Kensington Palace did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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