Sir Richard Branson (left) and other crew members attain zero gravity during their Virgin Galactic space flight. Photo: EPA-EFE Sir Richard Branson (left) and other crew members attain zero gravity during their Virgin Galactic space flight. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sir Richard Branson (left) and other crew members attain zero gravity during their Virgin Galactic space flight. Photo: EPA-EFE
Space

So you want to be a space tourist like Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk? You’ll need patience and a lot of money

  • Two companies, Bezos’ Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, founded by Branson, are offering short ‘suborbital’ experiences of a few minutes – but they aren’t cheap
  • Carbon dioxide emissions from space tourism are a big concern given the Earth’s climatic breakdown – but if you can’t boast about it, why would you still go?

Topic |   Space
Sir Richard Branson (left) and other crew members attain zero gravity during their Virgin Galactic space flight. Photo: EPA-EFE Sir Richard Branson (left) and other crew members attain zero gravity during their Virgin Galactic space flight. Photo: EPA-EFE
Sir Richard Branson (left) and other crew members attain zero gravity during their Virgin Galactic space flight. Photo: EPA-EFE
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