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Tech billionaires aim for cheaper spaceflight

Tech billionaires aim for cheaper spaceflight The Seattle Times


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.”

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They forgot to mention Richard Branson, too.

Space is the ultimate toy for billionaires.

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