@kingu_platypus_gidora @hs0ucy Maybe, but I don't want billionaires blazing a trail to the tax office for me. Perfectly happy to have them blaze the trail to space so that I or my kids can eventually make it there.

@kingu_platypus_gidora @freakazoid @hs0ucy You won’t make it there, nor your kids. If we can’t make it fair for all people to live on Earth, why do you think it would be for you or your kids or their kids in space where just breathing is a challenge?

@hypolite @kingu_platypus_gidora @freakazoid

Weightlessness changes us into invertebrates... Just look at the condition of astronauts returning from the international Space station.

I don't want to be a slug 😛

@hs0ucy @kingu_platypus_gidora This is why we need O'Neill colonies, moon bases, etc.

Admittedly, a lot of my beliefs about private space companies is driven by the fact that I'm a GenXer who bought into all of NASA's promises from the '70s and '80s and feels supremely betrayed by the discovery of what a shitshow the Shuttle program was, and NASA culture in general.

@hs0ucy @kingu_platypus_gidora I have a big poster in my home office that's a cutaway view of an O'Neill colony that NASA commissioned. I bought that recently and it kind of feels like an acknowledgement that even though I feel betrayed by them they are still largely responsible for my love of space.

@hs0ucy @kingu_platypus_gidora They commissioned the artwork. Not an O'Neill colony.

Speaking of which, I also picked up a copy of The High Frontier which I have yet to read.

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