Yes, I have been watching with casual disinterest to the Space-X three day orbiting with four non-astronauts. Just guessing trying to replicate the first manned space orbiters. You know John Glenn, Allen Sheppard, Gus Grisham, etc. People who knew what they were doing. But now with just passive ‘passengers’ along for the ride. Oh sure it was a fund raiser for a famous children’s hospital. But mostly PR. Media bla bla bla.
All hoping as a dress rehearsal to eventually ferry very rich people to the Moon. However, once they get to the moon, what will they do while there. Take a few selfies down in a shadowy crater maybe or attempt to swipe a few moon rocks and stick them in their purse. And once they return to earth they can smugly tell their friends, in a narcissist bragging manner, “I’ve been to the moom.” “See, look at this rock. Cool huh? Kind of like saying, “I’ve been to “Terra del Fuego. Just look at this gas cap I found under an abandoned VW. Woo-haa for them. All this hoopla just to say I’ve been to some place you haven’t been. So there! Ha ha ha.
This kind of nose thumbing started way back when the Queen Mary ferried passengers from New York across the Atlantic to London Town. ‘Yes, I did that and you didn’t.” Ha ha ha. I even ate at the captain’s table. Never mind it cost a zillion dollars.
The bottom line is very few of us will ever make it to the moon and back. Many of us will most likely never make it to Milwaukee and back either. So, who cares? I have to leave now and go buy some toilet paper and dog food. Let me know when you get back. I’ll look at your selfies then.