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Yesterday, we asked you: What do you think about the Blue Origin launch and the second billionaire in just over a week blasting into space today? Here’s what some of you said…
“He spent all that money for a couple of minutes in space. When he could’ve helped so many families right here on earth. What a waste.” — Bobby Parisio
“I think the contributions by these two men to the furthering of humans getting to space is amazing and incredible. To see people reach a personal goal that will further America in the space race is so exciting! They both deserve the place in history that they have earned.” — Cyndie OBrien
“People are so rich that they’ve run out of things to buy and do, so they’ve decided to joyride to the edge of space. I’m all for advancing science & engineering, but space joyrides for rich people are ridiculous.” — Yvonne Curbis
“Much of the conveniences we all take for granted today were created by people with money who, with their privilege, created things for other rich people and their friends. And now we all benefit from them, think cars, airplanes, electricity and chocolate, to name just a few. I say let them research, learn, and experience. I am confident that we all, at some point, will benefit from this.” — Diane Quitslund
“Some of that could have fed the hungry, and seniors who are living on a fixed income. We are long forgotten.” — Judy Laubscher
“I am ambivalent. Visionaries move the world in a different direction. I hate to think we need to explore outer space in case our planet becomes uninhabitable. Could the funds to make the trip be used to make cleaner air and water on earth? I wish that Bezos would explain in detail why his space travel can benefit mankind, instead of using platitudes. It seems that the trip was more for pleasure, so now I am really confused.” — Laura Elrod
“I think it’s awesome. Advance the technology, bring space tourism, and make very public what can be accomplished through dedication and commitment.” – Michael Linkowich
“I think it’s big boys having too much money! There are homeless, mentally ill, battered women, hungry kids — I can go on into infinity about all that money could have assisted.” — Jeannette Tinnelle
“Simply a big waste of money. It does nothing meaningful. Just a 10-minute carnival ride for the rich and famous.” — Heather Burkhalter
“Just thinking how many people could have been helped by the money spent for this indulgence — perhaps even Amazon workers getting better wages and benefits, working conditions.” — Kate Niedner