Space for the Two of Us

Two of Earth’s richest seem anxious to leave it.

Where does outer space begin?
Depends whose rocket ship you’re in…
“I’ve reached it!” claims one billionaire;
another says, “Nope – not quite there.”

There’s something called the Kármán Line,
that some find useful to define
where atmosphere becomes too thin
for planes to stay aloft within.

While Richard Branson claims success,
Jeff Bezos will not acquiesce.
He says, “Your airplane came up shy, sir –
my spacecraft goes that much higher.”

A quest that some once thought quixotic
launches conflicts aeronautic.
Back on Earth, here’s what we learn:
some folks have too much cash to burn.

“Space for the Two of Us” — read by the author.

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