Hey you've hit on my exact motivation for writing the sci-fi I do!

Billionaires aren't doing a damn thing for space exploration. People going to space is the last thing we need right now. Robots, drones, and other gear that can build orbital infrastructure - that's the ticket.

The rest of this is just a bunch of lucky thieves fulfilling childhood dreams of being astronauts. It's nothing but hype. The companies won't be profitable at some point and will die. Then China and Europe will be exploring space while America says it's too expensive and we ought to just give more money to billionaires to do random stuff.

Nope, it's space by the people, for the people, or nothing. Shoot down Bezos the next time he plays astronaut for all I care - those of us who dream of an enduring presence in space will build the real deal.