“When it comes to both feeding people and learning about space, we do not face an affordability crisis: We face a resource distribution crisis. Protecting the deeply human connection we all have to the wider universe should motivate us to ensure that everyone’s basic needs are taken care of. We can afford to do the caring work of sustaining people, including honoring everyone’s right to know and love the night sky.”

Opinion: What Richard Branson and his critics both get wrong about equal access to space