"Justin Bieber’s life isn’t worth a whole lot. At least according to Howard McCurdy, that is. That was his response when I suggested that some adventurer nobody’s ever heard of dying on Mount Everest is a much less significant event publicity wise than if the Bieb blew up over New Mexico. And that his fellow celebrities might react by cancelling their reservations. McCurdy responded that I had surprised him with the question (apparently he hadn’t thought of the impact of such an event), and that he didn’t place much value on Bieber’s life anyway. Hear that, rich celebrities with more money than you can spend? If you get blowed up, and blowed up real good, there will be a portion of the space community that won’t much care. Good luck with that."