Space Tourism

The World’s Most Valuable Wool – Astino

If you had to guess which country in the world produced the most sheep, you might be tempted to say New Zealand. You may be surprised to hear that the country with the most sheep is now China with 175 million. New Zealand with around 27 million doesn’t even make it into the top five. […]

Virgin Galactic Becomes a Space Tourism Stock

Famed gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson once said we shouldn’t journey through life tiptoeing around everything but rather should reach the end and “skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Wow what a ride!” It’s not often you get to live that sort of life while also becoming one of the richest […]

What are the Space Planes of the Future?

The announcement earlier this year that the United States would field a sixth military branch, dubbed Space Force, immediately conjured to mind sci-fi dynasties like Buck Rogers or Battlestar Galactica, where hotshot pilots maneuver sporty-looking spaceships against various alien baddies. Unfortunately, if the Earth was attacked tomorrow by intelligent giant insects flying super-fast ships that […]

Rocket Engines That Might Take Us to Mars

You don’t acquire a geeky obsession about technology like ours without growing up being a science fiction fan. While Star Wars fostered an unhealthy fetish for Carrie Fisher in a skimpy slave outfit, Star Trek probably holds a special place in our tiny little MBA hearts. That’s because Gene Roddenberry’s space opera offered a vision […]

6 NewSpace Startups Enabling Future Research

In quite a few of the bleaker science fiction worlds, the future is fraught with all sorts of sinister dangers, from invading aliens to varying apocalyptic visions of Easy Rider in the Outback. One of the more common villains is the Company or the Corporation—an all-powerful conglomerate that’s usually up to no good in pursuit […]

8 NewSpace Startups Prove it IS Rocket Science

All this talk about Elon Musk taking everyone to Mars got us to thinking about sci-fi movies that feature cool spaceships. Those of us from a certain generation favor the USS Enterprise. The new movies are a blast, even if Kirk doesn’t get the hook-up with blue-skinned alien babes like in the Shatner days. But […]

7 Space Tourism Experiences for Aspiring Space Tourists

We’re all fascinated by space as children. It’s vast, most of it is unknown and unexplored, and it is far more interesting than the Kardashians (they’re a family of boring individuals with no real accomplishments in life that people on earth idolize and the primary reason aliens aren’t speaking with us). As we grow up, our attention shifts to […]

Why Asteroid Mining Is Closer Than You Think

Space is already a $330 billion industry, but that pales in comparison to the size of a possible asteroid mining industry. Does asteroid mining sound far-fetched? It’s not. We recently watched an interview with Bryan Johnson, founder of brain augmentation startup Kernel. During the interview, Mr. Johnson talked about all the amazing technologies we have […]

Is The International Space Station a Good Investment?

Over the years we’ve heard the press make the occasional mention about space stations and we have to admit, we were really uninformed about space stations in general, in particular the “International Space Station” (or ISS). Firstly, there isn’t just one space station orbiting around our planet. There are actually a total of three space […]

Reusable Rockets from Bezos’ Space Company Blue Origin

Space is the new frontier for successful entrepreneurs who have enough discretionary cash to target this capital intensive niche where lucrative opportunities abound. Startups like Branson’s Oneweb promise internet access for everyone via a massive network of small satellites, while Musk’s SpaceX has already succeeded in delivering cargo to the International Space Station. Another player in the space industry is Jeff Bezos […]