The founder of Microsoft , Bill Gates , not in the group of billionaires investing in space tourism , as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos or Sir Richard Branson.
In the last year, space tourism has been the sector in which billionaires have invested image and money for the success of their projects. Both Elon Musk of SpaceX , Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin and Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic, have had the corresponding protagonists. However, there is one big absentee in this “wallet fight”: Bill Gates . However, you have a good answer to justify it.
In an interview with James Corden , the Microsoft founder pointed out that, unlike space programs dedicated to tourist travel, he is more focused on closer problems: “Space? We have a lot to do here on Earth.”
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) September 23, 2021
During 2021, various space companies have allocated resources to promote space tourism, an activity that has gained popularity and relevance. SpaceX Inspiration4 has represented the most important mission for the civil aerospace industry.
“I don’t know, I’ve become obsessed with things like malaria and HIV and rid myself of those diseases, and I probably bore people at cocktails talking about diseases, ” Gates said when asked by Corden about his thoughts on some billionaires. . interest in space travel.
Jeff Bezos responds to Bill Gates
Following Gates’ remarks, Jeff Bezos came out to respond in his position as founder of Blue Origin, the American aerospace transportation company. For the former CEO of Amazon, the critics were “mostly right”, but that you have to dedicate resources to both planes of investigation.
“You have to do both. We have many problems here and now on Earth, so we must work on them and also look to the future, we have always done it as a species and as a civilization,” added Bezos.