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Space tourism as a way to test rocket technology?

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Blue Origin — a U.S.-based aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company — believes space tourism could be an effective avenue for testing out and advancing reusable spaceflight architecture, and as a way to slash the costs of launching objects beyond Earth’s atmosphere. George Abbey, senior fellow in space policy, explains why he disagrees with this view in an interview with Inverse: http://bit.ly/2f1b0ig.