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William Shatner addresses Prince William’s space tourism criticism

William Shatner thinks the Duke of Cambridge has the “wrong idea” following his criticism of space tourism, after Shatner recently became the oldest person to go to space with his journey on a Blue Origin ship.

Prince William said this week that entrepreneurs should be focusing on saving the planet we’re living on instead of investing billions into finding “the next place to go and live”, with the likes of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk both chartering leisure trips into space in recent months.
He said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.

“It really is quite crucial to be focusing on this [planet] rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future.”

And now, “Star Trek” actor Shatner – who became the oldest person ever to travel into space this week when he took a trip with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as one of four passengers on board the New Shepard NS-18 ship – has said he disagrees with the royal’s comments.
Shatner, 90, insisted: “He’s a lovely Englishman. He’s going to be king of England one day. He’s a lovely, gentle, educated man, but he’s got the wrong idea.”

The actor said his own journey into space wasn’t about showing off, as he claimed he’s keen to see a solution in the future which takes all “polluting industries” into space, so they don’t contaminate the earth.

Source: Reuters

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