Prince William blew up a millionaire “space trip” on the day Star Trek’s William Shatner became the oldest man in orbit.
The Duke of Cambridge opposed Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and others prior to his Earthshot award, which handed out millions to save the planet this Sunday.
It comes when 90-year-old Captain Kirkster Shatner is sent into space on Amazon’s Billionaire Bezos Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.
William told the BBC Newscast about the new Space Race, “We need the best minds and spirits in the world to stick to trying to restore the planet, rather than finding and living next.” ..
Shatner became the oldest person in the universe and was greeted when he returned to Earth by an internet shopping tycoon.
When he landed, he said: “Everyone in the world needs to see this.”
However, space travel for wealthy and famous people has exploded round, including the United Nations, because it is very environmentally unfavorable.
William spoke ahead of the Earthshot Awards, which will donate £ 50m over the next decade to the Earth-Saving Initiative.
Acclaimed as the “Nobel Prize in the Environment,” the award hopes that professionals and millionaires will spend their time and money saving the planet.
His interview with BBC Newscast Adam Fleming, filmed at Kensington Palace, will be available as a BBC Sound podcast.
During the 35-minute chat, William watched a clip of the five-part documentary “The Earthshot Prize: Repairing our Planet.”
He states: “I hope that what I enjoyed, such as outdoor life, nature, and the environment, is there for all other children, not just my children.
“If we are not careful, we are robbing our children of the future through what we are doing now.”
“Not enough action”
The Duke will attend COP26 in Glasgow next month as world leaders fight climate change.
He warned, “Wise stories, wise words, but not enough action.”
He said it is important for the Climate Conference to be very clear and very honest about what the problem is and what the solution will be.
“That’s why the Earthshot Award is so important because we’re trying to take action.”
Wills, his three fathers, claimed he had “really rough rides” in the decades of the Green issue campaign, saying he was “proven to be ahead of the curve.” He praised his father, Prince of Wales.
William added: “If George was sitting here talking to you and your successor, Adam, he would say the same thing about 30 years later, because it would be too late.”
Shatner and the newly created astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers got off the rocket yesterday in western Texas.
After spending only three minutes in weightlessness, they landed following their first mission to the final frontier.
When Shatner came out of the capsule, he was greeted by Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos and immediately wrapped his arm around him.
The world’s richest and most famous people are lining up to buy planes in the midst of a new millionaire space race.
“Pointless Billionaire Space Race”
Virgin Galactic took Richard Branson to the 86km sky two months ago before Jeff Bezos did the same.
Branson said: “We are here to make space accessible to everyone. Welcome to the dawn of the new Space Age.”
Companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Space Adventures want to make space travel more common.
Critics call it a “meaningless billionaire space race”, a “vanity project”, not a test of the world’s superpowers, but a “mere 3 billion ego”.
The Earthshot Awards hope that the brightest hearts will make their efforts to save the planet.
The first five Earthshot Award winners, each with £ 1m in their pockets, will be announced at the BBC this Sunday at 8pm.
The 15 finalists range from a 14-year-old girl in India, who created a mobile ironing service for solar power, to all over Costa Rica.
BBC Newscast: An interview with Prince William will air on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Check out BBC One (23:35), BBC News Channel, and BBC iPlayer. Listen on BBC Sounds and BBC 5 Live.
Prince William accuses Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk over time of space travel after Star Trek’s William Shatner goes into orbit
SourcePrince William accuses Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk over time of space travel after Star Trek’s William Shatner goes into orbit