September 24, 2021

There’s A New SpaceX Rival Started By Tech Icon Steve Wozniak

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Image: Privateer/Steve Wozniak

Okay, I don’t really know that this new company, Privateer Space, will end up becoming a direct rival to SpaceX, but I do know that it will be doing things in space, and that if I reference SpaceX in the hed, people are more likely to click. Look, I’m just being honest, here. I also know that one of the partners is Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is someone I’ve always liked and respected. The company is still pretty enigmatic, so let’s see what we know so far.

Woz tweeted about the company yesterday, claiming that this private space company would be “unlike the others,” which I can only mean companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic:

The tweet also embedded this video:

The video is one of those vague, arty-ish PR things designed to just convey some sort of general tone and…

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