Calling a new class of space cadets. All you need is about a billion dollars and a big appetite for adventure.
A group of billionaires are all claiming their space among the stars, funding cargo vehicles, rockets and other private space exploration, hoping to get in on what could be the next big financial frontier.
If anybody is going to do it, an entrepreneur might just be the perfect person to get the job done. By nature, entrepreneurs are determined, ambitious, with an incredible desire to succeed. In today’s USA Today, Roger Lanius of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum notes that many important industries were started because of wealthy visionaries: Howard Hughes with airlines, Henry Rockefeller with the oil industry, and auto pioneer Henry Ford.
Hopefully, these new-age space explorers won’t lose their will or their wallets. Costs can get out of control, and skeptics caution that the bigger the project, the bigger the cost miscalculation.
But, these entrepreneurs aren’t only on a money mission; they’re on a mission for mankind. “This is smart money investing in one of the largest commercial opportunities ever: going to space to gain resources for the benefit of humanity,” says space “ranger” and X Price Foundation chief Peter Diamandis.
Entrepreneurs living their dream, and paying their own way. What in the world, or galaxy, could be better than that?
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