Technology Real Raw News: Bernie Sanders is Critical About NASA Being an ATM for Jeff Besos and Elon Musk

Published on 22 April 2022 at 18:06

Bernie Sanders is stepping up his rhetoric about NASA being the personal ATM to Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk for their respective companies Blue Origin and SpaceX. So far, taxpayers are paying for a moon lander program for SpaceX and another $10 billion is being considered for the same usage, both Blue Origin and SpaceX would be vying for the fund if it hits a congressional vote and approval. 

Bernie Sanders is also criticizing Starlink (part of SpaceX) and space tourism stating that society shouldn't have to shoulder all the risks and the corporations shouldn't get all the profits. He feels it is unfair. There has been no comments from either Blue Origin or SpaceX over Bernie Sanders and his crusade against privatized space exploration. He feels that as of now, these private entities are given the resources of NASA to use free of charge that in turn they use to widen their profit margins with the use of these benefits. 

These benefits could also be said to ignite a space race between billionaires that will harvest great results for society as a whole. Elon Musk wants to build a self-sustaining community on Mars. While Blue Origin is focused on more missions on the moon and building a space station called "Orbital Reef" that they want to use as a business park in space, so to speak. 


Do politicians get too involved or is it warranted?






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