Space. The Final Frontier. So why are so many Billionaires trying to get there?
This week – the Space Edition of Future Forward. We’ll look at some of our favorite explorer’s Musk, Bezos, Branson, and Allen. Who’s winning the space race? And whatever happened to NASA? Yup. We’ve privatized space. So, ready to blast off? Let’s Launch!

4 Billionaires Trying to Make Space Travel a Reality
https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/billionaires-making-space-travel-reality-14597945

MUSK:

Elon Musk and the Failure of Our Imagination in Space
https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/elon-musk-and-the-failure-of-our-imagination-in-space

This Startup Got $40 Million to Build a Space Catapult
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/this-startup-got-40-million-to-build-a-space-catapult

Oxford Space Systems raises $8.9 million for spacecraft component business
http://spacenews.com/oxford-space-systems-raises-8-9-million-for-spacecraft-component-business/

SpaceX simplified: A quick guide to Elon Musk’s space company
https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-guide-to-elon-musk-space-company/

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla

SpaceX is giving Wall Street a reason to bet on Tesla

BEZOS:

Jeff Bezos teased plans to give away some of his $140 billion in wealth
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/14/amazon-jeff-bezos-teased-plans-to-give-away-some-of-his-140-billion.html

For Jeff Bezos, Space Is the Place
https://newrepublic.com/article/148641/jeff-bezos-space-place

Who’s First to Mars: Musk, Bezos or Boeing?
https://www.thestreet.com/technology/first-to-mars-musk-bezos-or-boeing–14609868

BRANSON:

Richard Branson Is Training to Beat Jeff Bezos Into Space. It Involves a Lot of Tennis
http://fortune.com/2018/05/28/richard-branson-jeff-bezos-commercial-space-travel-virgin-galactic-blue-origin/

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is ‘2 or 3’ flights away from taking people to space
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/29/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-is-2-or-3-flights-away-from-space.html

Paul ALLEN:

Billionaire Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch preps for first flight this summer
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/05/17/billionaire-paul-allen-stratolaunch-first-flight.html

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

Why is Paul Allen building the world’s largest airplane? Perhaps to launch a space shuttle called ‘Black Ice.’

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/16/it-would-be-the-worlds-largest-airplane-its-being-built-by-a-billionaire-and-its-getting-ready-to-fly/?utm_term=.c05e992cb138

WHAT ABOUT NASA?

NASA’s Opportunity rover is fighting for its life in a Martian dust storm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/06/14/nasas-opportunity-rover-is-fighting-for-its-life-in-a-martian-dust-storm/?utm_term=.16236f6da1cd

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

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