Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Ol’ Robbo is happy that Bill Shatner was able to go to the top of the sky and come back safely, but I must confess I don’t think much of this vanity space tourism stuff being pushed by the likes of Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson.

Sooner or later, somebody’s going to die, and there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, together with calls to heavily rein in the private space industry. (Can you just imagine the uproar had Captain Kirk been lost?) This, in turn, will imperil Elon Musk’s Space-X program, which seems to Ol’ Robbo to be the only one worth while and to be making real progress in pushing out into the deep.

(That’s just my armchair opinion, of course. No way would you ever get me into any of those contraptions!)