December 2013

Commercial Space Race Revolutionizing Business Off Planet Earth

December 5th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For decades, the space race was seen as being mostly about national pride. Getting there first mattered most, whereas pushing the frontiers of science and technology took a close second. The first man in space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, was proclaimed by the Kremlin as Citizen of the World and [...]

November 2013

Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoins For A Trip To Space

November 22nd, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

Richard Branson announced today that his commercial space company, Virgin Galactic, will accept Bitcoin in exchange for a ride into space. The adoption of Bitcoin as a means of currency has now entered the final frontier: in a blog post today, Richard Branson announced that his commercial space company, Virgin [...]

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set their sights on space travel, moon mining

November 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

SUMMARY Move over NASA, Silicon Valley is joining the space race. Entrepreneurs from the nation's high-tech hub are designing lunar landers, making plans to mine the moon and gearing up to blast off into commercial space flight. Thuy Vu of KQED reports on how private ventures and investors [...]

Commercialization, law and governance in outer space

November 17th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The launch of the satellite Sputnik in 1957 ignited a race between the world’s two great rival powers. The United States and the former Soviet Union, USSR each poured vast amounts of resources into the research and development of technologies for the exploration of outer space. Sputnik and the impressive [...]