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Global Internet Race Finally Takes Off in Earnest

News just broke that the $26 billion-plus merger between Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) is going forward. Apparently, the federal judge in the case weighed the arguments carefully and decided that consolidation of the two telecommunications companies is good for the free market. (More likely, he already bought one of the new 5G-enabled phones and […]

Rocket Lab Launches Into NewSpace Leadership Role

The new space race is no longer about the United States and the Soviet Union going tit for tat in a chest-thumping contest for dominance over the pockmarked rock that orbits our planet. The rapid commercialization of space is witnessing an unprecedented emergence of private companies racing for lucrative government contracts, as well as private […]

5 Developments in NewSpace for 2018

The 21st century. This is to be the century of flying cars and warp speed engines that will take us to other worlds. There are a growing number of companies working on the former, but as far as we know, humanity is far from developing the means of traveling faster than the speed of light. […]

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 […]

Global Internet to Keep Us Connected Everywhere

All due respect to NASCAR fans, but this is the sort of race we’d rather watch: companies competing to be the first to unleash the world’s first global internet. Because, hey, we need to be able to surf porn check our fantasy baseball team from anywhere on the planet. It would also be useful to […]

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 […]

Branson’s OneWeb: Cheap Satellite Internet Anywhere

There’s a new space race that many people don’t know is underway. The primary competitors in this race are two of the most admired entrepreneurs in the world; Elon Musk and Richard Branson. The goal is none other than to provide internet access to everyone on the globe, anywhere. This idea has been explored before […]

When Will We See a SpaceX IPO?

The universe is a massive place. We live on planet earth in a galaxy where there are between 200-400 billion stars and at least 100 billion planets. This one galaxy we live in, we call the Milky Way. So how many galaxies are there just like ours? According to the space telescope Hubble, there are an estimated 100 […]