In this show we consider the rivalry between Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flights that played out all over social media in summer 2021.
We look at the New Shepard and SpaceShipTwo rockets, compare the experiences passengers will get and relive the social media hype and taunts.
But the big questions are, were they really competing or coordinating a massive PR campaign? Who’s the biggest stunt? And, which ride you’d take if you had the money to blow? We’d love to know your thoughts so please tell us in the comments below. It would make a great poll to know which, if either, you’d fly.
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