Commercial Space Is Hot, So Where Are The Legacy Providers?

moon rover
New ventures such as Lockheed Martin’s teaming with General Motors for a Moon rover (pictured) may resonate with new-space buzz, but the target customer is old-fashioned government.
Credit: Lockheed Martin
If the late, great space educator Carl Sagan were around today, chances are when he talked about “billions,” he would mean dollars instead of stars. About $4.5 billion was invested in 77 space startups during the first quarter. Through March, funders have pumped $186.7 billion into 1,480 unique...

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