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Prince William: Saving Earth Should Come Before Space Tourism

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Prince William has criticised the space race and space tourism, saying we should be focussing on protecting planet Earth instead.

“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,” the Duke of Cambridge said when asked about climate change.

Prince William was interviewed by BBC Newscast on BBC Sounds ahead of the first Earthshot Prize awards, a reward for people who are trying to save the planet.

The name of the prize is a reference to the “moonshot” ambition of 1960′s America, which saw President John F Kennedy pledge to get a man on the moon within a decade.

The prince’s comments will be aired the day after Star Trek’s William Shatner made history by becoming the oldest person in space.

Known for his role as Captain James T Kirk, the 90-year-old actor lifted off from the Texas desert on Wednesday in a rocket built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s space travel company Blue Origin.

The duke also warned the Cop26 summit, where world leaders will gather in Glasgow at the end of the month, against “clever speak, clever words but not........

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