Having worked for a couple of dysfunctional US military suppliers I completely understand why it’s space industry was easily replaced by 3 billionaires: Musk, Branson, and Bezos! I watched enthralled as Branson pumped huge amounts of carbon into the upper atmosphere and very shortly will watch Bezos doing the same thing. This along with their private jets and yachts belching carbon into the lower atmosphere will not go well with the Thunberg crowd.
Billionaires flying other billionaires into space is a potential PR disaster for them as can be seen by the the media’s lukewarm response to Branson’s recent accomplishment. All of which more likely explains why the billionaire winner of Bezos’ first flight is bailing on it but not to be undone is now being replaced by the 18 year old son of another billionaire! JFK said we could go to the moon and do the other things, who knew that would require mortgaging our grandkids future, while spoiling the environment for them in the process!
And that is all I’m going to say about that.