Tech billionaires aim for cheaper spaceflight
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In the booming commercial space business, ventures founded by tech billionaires Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Paul Allen are reinventing the most expensive aspect — launching spacecraft into orbit.
All three are intent on tapping this region’s aerospace and software talent, and all three speak in visionary terms.
“Earth — this blue planet — in all its beauty, is just our starting point,” Amazon chief executive Bezos says on the Blue Origin website. “Now is the time to open the promise of space to all.”