Billionaires - doing what the first astronauts already accomplished over 60 years ago and pretending they're leading a new space race.

Sounds about right. Every billionaire that exists does so because about a million other people are on the verge of starving to death.

Now, they figure out how to generate massive amounts of solar energy in orbit and run factories supplied from asteroid mines so we don't have to destroy the planet to have nice things - then color me impressed.