Space tourism

 

Sir, – In 1957, Laika became the first dog to orbit the Earth. In 2021, billionaires compete to follow in her pawprints, albeit going neither remotely as far from Earth nor for as long as the unfortunate mutt. Would it not be cheaper to run around Shelbourne Park? Just asking. – Yours, etc,

KEVIN O’SULLIVAN,

Phibsborough,

Dublin 7.

Sir, – I doubt I’m alone in thinking that billionaires competing to have a 10-minute “edge of space” experience is obscene in a world where people are crying out for vaccines and even food. – Yours, etc,

MARIA O’ROURKE,

Carlow.