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A Hero? A Villain? The Endeavors of Irish Entrepreneur P.J King
A few years back, a piece of news leaked into the media that a group of wealthy businessmen is organizing a trip to the universe. They were gathered around a known British business magnate Sir Richard Branson. Branson created a company Virgin in the 1970s.
So What Happened?
Nothing. Bunch of rich guys, including P.J King, a relatively fresh emerged multi-millionaire entrepreneur, rushed to board on Branson’s spacecraft.
The cost of the ticket was around $200.000, but all the boys considered that it was an investment worth making. King, mainly known to the general public as the founder of Clockworks International, told in an interview for CNN that it wasn’t a pretentious mission. It is a strange thing to say when we know that we live in a world where nearly half of the population lives in poverty.
King, who many see as nothing more than a criminal, said that he is joining this mission to set an example, so it becomes possible for ordinary people as well. The mission failed anyways, but remains a question of how can something such as space travel be possible who people who are living on $2.5 per day.
Traveling to space is undoubtedly an attractive idea, but for many, it is not even possible to dream about it. There will always be some like Branson and King, who can invest tons of money in projects that are not guaranteed to succeed until they achieve their goal.