Virgin Galactic and UFOs • Download This Show

4 July 2021 7:41 pm

Virgin Galactic going toe to toe with Jeffery Bezos, and The Pentagon releasing a new report on UFOs … it’s certainly been an intergalactic week this week.

While there is always plenty going on in the world of social media, it is not every day that the news breaks through the atmosphere and into space.

Once again, I was happy to join Marc Fennell on Download This Show to have a chat about everything happening in the world of media, technology, and culture.

If there wasn’t anything more important happening in the world right now, social media has been watching on as two billionaires go head to head in a battle of … who gets to go to space first.

If you are thinking that a ticket to space might be a little too far outside of your holiday budget, don’t worry, the tickets start from as little as $400,000. Pocket change, right?

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has already sold 600 tickets for flights to the edge of space. Will this new travel trend last? It is hard to say whether or not to can get past the gimmick and once-in-a-lifetime barrier. Did somebody say moon hotel?

In more space news, a new report from The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force has touched down. If you were hoping for the US government to lift the lid on UFOs and alien life, you’re out of luck. finally landed, so what exactly does it reveal? Not much.

But is that all that surprising? Even if the US government had come into contact with UFOs, do you really think they would let everyone know about it?

If you think $400,000 is a lot of money, you better sit down. BuzzFeed, the news, media, and entertainment company, has this week valued itself at $1.5 billion. That’s not a typo. Yes, the kings and queens of listicles and clickbait are looking to go public and have stuck a hefty price tag on their own heads.

The days where BuzzFeed reigned supreme have seemingly come and gone, so it will be interesting to see if anyone is willing to pay $1.5 billion. Who knows, maybe BuzzFeed knows something about UFOs?

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