Concerning “Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ space race is heating up, and Texas gets a front-row seat,” (July 15): Whereas our treasured planet burns, floods, coughs, gasps and cries out for assist, the Houston Chronicle options two middle-age wealthy white guys on the entrance web page of the Sunday version. For my part, the underlying macho message of “mine is larger than yours” doesn’t deserve this sort of protection in a extensively learn, revered publication. These rocket launches have and can contribute huge quantities of carbon into the ambiance, to not point out disrupting the life cycles of fish and wildlife. And for what? To achieve a aggressive edge in personal area flight that few people will be capable to expertise?