Silicon Valley Wants to Create Space 2.0. Better late than never.

So much for exponential change and disruption! Most of Silicon Valley is about 12 years behind the New Space Community with the exception of a handful of people. Of course, Elon Musk was there, watching the birth of Space 2.0 in 2004. Larry Page soon joined in (actually, I think he really just followed his former roommate Adeo Ressi of the Founder Institute, who was there in his RV) Sergey Brin followed suit a few years later, convinced by Peter Diamandis and Peter Worden in a backroom meeting at a party fundraiser for the X PRIZE Foundation.

And now, here we are 14 years later and Space 2.0 is finally being embraced by the mainstream.

Space 2.0 is basically private companies going to space, rather than governments. It covers a whole gamut of business, such as orbital technology, space science and research, tourism, asteroid mining, etc. It’s been a long time coming, but at least it’s gaining momentum.

“The ultimate blue ocean.” That’s the description Brandon Farewell of investment firm Rothenberg Ventures gave to the new landscape of space for this century when he spoke Wednesday afternoon at the International Space Station R&D Conference 2016 . His short introduction to the discussion on “Space 2.0” was peppered […]

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