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April 28, 2003

The private space race heats up!

Jeff Bezos, the founder of, has started a private space development company called Blue Origin. It's nice to see all this interest in private space exporation, especially by folks with money to spend. Oddly enough, Neal Stephenson is being listed as one of the advisors. I say "oddly enough" because all of his sci-fi stories (to date, at least) have been set firmly on Earth. He has his own reasons for joining, though.

Posted by Chris at April 28, 2003 10:57 AM


SpaceDev is one of the companies deeply involved in entrepreneurial space - making space happen.

SpaceDev is bringing the microcomputer way of thinking to space, which has been bogged down for decades in the bigger is better mainframe way of thinking.

This is the beginning of the Second Space Age. You heard it here first.

Posted by: Jim Benson at May 2, 2003 02:35 PM

we protect our freaks

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