August 5, 2021

Space Travel Begins Amazonization with Private Players-Technology News, Firstpost

Apollo’s lunar landing anniversary was a small step in space travel, but a big leap for space millionaires.

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson vividly showed this month that it’s safe to soar near the sky and, above all, look like a lark. The planet has so many problems that it’s safe to escape them even in the 10 minutes of orbital vehicle length provided by entrepreneurs through their respective companies, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic.

The expanding ecosystem of start-ups is trying to commercialize space by building everything from cheap launch technologies to small satellites.

But beyond the dazzle, there was a deeper message: the Amazonization of the universe has begun in earnest. What used to be a big government territory is now becoming an increasingly big tech territory. Those who sold you the internet will now sell you the…

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