While spaceflight’s previous connection with the online paymnet firm Paypal was that SpaceX CEO and self-taught rocket scientist, Elon Musk.made most of his fortune (since invested in rockets and electric cars) via his interest in the firm, now it seems that Paypal itself is also looking to the stars. In a public relations coup, the Paypal announced that it is now officiallly working with SETI (Searth for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence), the Space Tourism Society, and former Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin,under its Paypal Galactic project to work out a secure payment and cash system for space travellers – presumably of all species. We wish them the best of luck.
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