First, a confession. I make no secret of my love of all things space. I read space sci-fi; I eagerly consume movies and TV set in space (no matter the quality, sometimes); I occasionally cry when anthropomorphized little Mars rovers die all alone on the windy red planet. That kind of thing.
But the good news for me is that space is also an excellent technology and economics story. As we accelerate our race to the beyond, helped along by the grand ambitions of Elon Musk (SpaceX) and Jeff Bezos (Blue Origins), we’ll also start to see the effects of what we at Marketplace Tech are calling the new economics of outer space. And we’ll be covering it: everything from low-earth orbit satellite companies to reusable rockets to the transfer of technology from NASA to the private sector. We’ll look at the jobs, the tech, the investment dollars and the companies and countries that are leading the way.