The unbearable lightness of billionaires in space

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This piece reflects on the events of summer 2021 when two billionaires - Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos - vied to be the first to fly to the ‘edge of space’ and so launch their space tourist businesses. I discuss how Branson, Bezos and others talked about the experience of being weightless and use this as a lens through which to critically reflect on the significance of these flights in the context of global developments.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEASST Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022

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