Sep 4, 2021 - Science

1. A whole new ballgame in space

Photo illustration of a 50s style business man looking out a window into space.

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer. Photo: GraphicaArtis, Buyenlarge, LMPC via Getty Images

The past 50 years in space have been defined by governments, but the future belongs to private companies.

Why it matters: The space industry is growing, and what was once the purview of nations is increasingly being taken over by companies looking to profit from their work in space. That new dynamic will shape the coming decades in orbit and beyond.

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