Emily Prescott

What’s more trendy than space travel? Banning it

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Virgin Galactic founder and billionaire Sir Richard Branson drinks champagne after returning from a flight into space (Getty)

In bedrooms across the country, women are wearing £145 sexy silk chemises emblazoned with jewels spelling out the words ‘Ban Space Travel’.

This isn’t just a bit tacky or part of a new kink. It’s a sign of growing cynicism around space exploration. (Another item in the same collection, sold by luxury underwear company Bluebella, casually calls for ‘world peace,’ as though the two issues are akin.

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