Reminiscent of comic book industrialists, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos went on an expedition to locate the lost F-1 engines of the Apollo 11 mission.
The whole field of extreme environment exploration is attracting a number of wealthy patrons and champions recently. A development I cannot find fault with. Especially since neither Bezos, nor director James Cameron who recently visited the Mariana Trench:
seem to have any commercial interest but are doing it for science. I wonder if they can motivate more wealthy people in investing into similar ventures instead of spending money on luxury goods or getting even more rich. I would welcome it and literally everyone would benefit, as long as no exploitation of the ocean floor is intended.
And what’s next? Maybe more private investment into low-to-mid orbit traffic. We will see. I think I will be around long enough to witness something come out of it.