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The Elysium effect: The coming backlash to the billionaire 'NewSpace' revolution

On Oct 24, 2020
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As entrepreneurs spend billions on space, there is a backlash building that holds their projects as icons of extravagance, even as they may help save the Earth. This is the 'Elysium effect.'

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The Elysium effect: The coming backlash to the billionaire 'NewSpace' revolution

The Elysium effect: The coming backlash to the billionaire 'NewSpace' revolution

As entrepreneurs spend billions on space, there is a backlash building that holds their projects as icons of extravagance, even as they may help save the Earth. This is the 'Elysium effect.'

The Break-Off Effect

The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.

Made In Space

Made In Space

Companies have begun a transition from competing for government contracts to risking their own capital to explore and exploit space. The commercial space transition has gained momentum with ...

Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds a Coming Age of New US Human Spaceflight Leaps

Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds a Coming Age of New US Human Spaceflight Leaps

Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus — and other private companies are poised to make some giant leaps of their own.

SPACE TOURISM

SPACE TOURISM

Space tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes that include orbital, sub orbital and lunar space tourism.

Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch

Experts have been anticipating commercial space travel since the late 1970s. What would it take to get this insanely priced industry off the ground?

Is a $2 Billion Prize for Landing on the Moon a Good Idea?

Is a $2 Billion Prize for Landing on the Moon a Good Idea?

Though prize incentives can be useful for certain problems, huge cash payouts for human spaceflight are not good policy.

Huge cash prizes and the abdication of public oversight

Huge cash prizes and the abdication of public oversight

Instead of doing the hard work to build an enduring political coalition, prize competitions seek to avoid the messy but important role of democratic oversight, turning the public treasury ...

An investor's guide to space, Wall Street's next trillion-dollar industry

An investor's guide to space, Wall Street's next trillion-dollar industry

This is your guide to investing in space right now, with insight on the top space companies from analysts and investors.

An investor’s guide to space, Wall Street’s next trillion-dollar industry

An investor’s guide to space, Wall Street’s next trillion-dollar industry

This is your guide to investing in space right now, with insight on the top space companies from analysts and investors.

What Will It Take To Turn A Profit In Space?

What Will It Take To Turn A Profit In Space?

Private rocket companies are competing to be the first to send paying tourists into space, perhaps even this year. Matthew Weinzierl lays out the strategic roadmap to the stars.

2020: The year human spaceflight returns to the United States (maybe)

2020: The year human spaceflight returns to the United States (maybe)

It's an often-lamented fact in the space community: Since NASA retired its Space Shuttle program nine years ago, the public lost some of its interest in extraterrestrial happenings.

The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off

The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off

Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rockets

45 unreal photos and renderings show how companies are building a space glamping industry for the superrich

45 unreal photos and renderings show how companies are building a space glamping industry for the superrich

Companies like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin are in a modern-day space race to make space tourism possible.