Billionaires Choose To Go To The Moon, Not Because It'll Be Easy, But Because It'll Be Profitable

Energy | Andrew Follett
Group of Rockets go up to the moon and stars of dollar sign with business startup concept. (Shutterstock/Vectortone)

‘A golden age of innovation in space’

Amazon Founder Sells $1 Billion In Stock To Finance Rocket Company

Energy | Andrew Follett
October 5, 2016 Billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket prepares to launch into space before test of inflight escape system. (Screenshot/Youtube/Blue Origin)

They’ll carry tourists into space by 2018

Putin Wants A New Space Race Against US Companies

Energy | Andrew Follett
Vladimir Putin (Credit: Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com)

‘We follow technological breakthroughs very carefully in the Kremlin’

Elon Musk Sends His First Reusable Rocket To Space

Energy | Andrew Follett
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on a supply mission to the International Space Station from historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 19, 2017. (REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

‘My mind is blown’

Here's What The Inside Of Jeff Bezos's New Rocket Looks Like

Energy | Andrew Follett
October 5, 2016 Billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket prepares to launch into space before test of inflight escape system. (Screenshot/Youtube/Blue Origin)

‘Every seat’s a window seat’

SpaceX Builds Rocket Recovery Robot Named 'Optimus Prime'

Energy | Andrew Follett
AYUTTAYA,THAILAND - AUGUST 09, 2015 : The Replica of Optimus Prime robot made from iron part of a Car display at Thung Bua Chom floating market (Shutterstock/Wasan Ritthawon)

It is stationed on a drone barge

First Canadian Spaceport Will Be Built By 2022, US Already Has 9

Energy | Andrew Follett
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - 11 December 2011 Launch of a Proton M rocket (Shutterstock/Nostalgia for Infinity)

US is already operating nine at least partially-commercial spaceports

Elon Musk And Jeff Bezos Battle For Dominance In Space

Energy | Andrew Follett
Group of Rockets go up to the moon and stars of dollar sign with business startup concept. (Shutterstock/Vectortone)

Blue Origin had more consistent gains and fewer losses than SpaceX

Take A Look At The New Rocket From Jeff Bezos' Space Company

Energy | Andrew Follett
Rocket Space Ship . Mixed media (Shutterstock/Sergey Nivens)

Blue Origin is already opening up ‘early access’

SpaceX Flying Two Tourists Around The Moon Next Year

Energy | Andrew Follett
Touristic space shuttle. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Tatiana Shepeleva)

‘They have already paid a significant deposit’

Two Private Companies Are Building Their Own Airlock On A Space Station

Energy | Andrew Follett
International Space Station over Europe. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/NASA images)

‘Ultimately creating a new economy in low-Earth orbit’

Solar Plane Could Reach Edge Of Space For $10 Million A Flight

Energy | Andrew Follett
Touristic space shuttle. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Tatiana Shepeleva)

$10 million bucks a flight

NASA Pays $127 Million To Build Robotic Space Gas Station

Energy | Andrew Follett
NASA sign in Orlando, Florida/USA at the Kennedy space center museum entrance. April 10, 2013. Ingus Kruklitis / Shutterstock.com

Intended launch date is in 2020

Virgin Galactic Returning To Space 1st Time After Deadly Crash

Energy | Andrew Follett
Entrepreneur Richard Branson waves a model of the LauncherOne cargo spacecraft from a window of an actual size model of SpaceShipTwo on display, after Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne announcement and news conference, at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England July 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

Ticket price of only $250,000 dollars

Europe Changes Laws To Allow Mining Of Asteroids

Energy | Andrew Follett
Dawn robotic spacecraft next to Ceres and Vesta, members of the asteroid belt, to study them in space. - Elements of this image furnished by NASA (Shutterstock/Elenarts)

The hub of the future space mining business

Trump Wants NASA To Send Astronauts To Mars And Robots To Jupiter

Politics | Andrew Follett
New York, NY USA - July 16, 2016: Donald Trump speaks during introduction Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president at Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan (Lev radin/Shutterstock.com)

Paid for by eliminating bureaucratic waste and cutting back on environmental science

China Launches Its Largest Rocket Ever Into Space

Energy | Andrew Follett
Astronaut on meteor holding the Chinese flag (Shutterstock/koya979)

Can carry 25 tons into low-Earth orbit

Here's Elon Musk's Plan To Send 1 Million To Mars In Next 40 Years

Energy | Andrew Follett
An artist's depiction of a team of astronauts performing work on a space station while orbiting above the surface of Mars. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Marc Ward)

Musk plans to send the first missions to Mars in 2018 or 2020

Boeing Puts The Finishing Touches On Its New Starliner

Tech | Andrew Follett
Spacecraft Launch Into Space. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Vadim Sadovski)

It’ll be carrying astronauts to the International Space Station by early 2018

BREAKING: China Launches 1st Manned Mission To Their New Space Station

Energy | Andrew Follett
Astronaut on meteor holding the Chinese flag (Shutterstock/koya979)

‘It is any astronaut’s dream and pursuit to be able to perform many space missions’