Momentum from NASA’s efforts to spur an economy in low Earth orbit (LEO), plus private-sector progress toward lowering the cost of launch, is fueling a boomlet, at least, in space startups and spurring new ideas for making money off-planet. The move to smaller payloads with more capability and the recent spectacular progress with reusable rockets are seen as factors driving private investment in new space ventures. Meanwhile, established companies are using corporate funds to seek ...

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