World’s Richest Man Dreams of Vast Numbers Living in Space
Jeff Bezos — worth about $130 billion — dreams of a future where a trillion people live in outer space. The more room that is made for bright humans to live out their lives, the more likelihood of bringing into existence many new Einsteins, Mozarts, Leonardos, and Newtons.
Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceships may not be performing at the level of Elon Musk’s SpaceX birds, but the recent sub-orbital New Shephard test flight was still pretty exciting. By 2020, Blue Origin’s New Glenn launcher is planned for orbital missions.
Move Over Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos … Rick Tumlinson Wants a Piece of the Pie
Rick Tumlinson — formerly of Deep Space Industries — is now devoting much of his energy to developing new venture startups in the outer space commercial sector.
“Jeff and Elon are not sufficient alone to create a settlement-based economy,” he said. “They may be able to provide the major foundations of the ecosystem, but we need to enable hundreds or thousands of young, brilliant entrepreneurs to create all the other elements that go into an economy.” __ http://spacenews.com/space-resources-company-co-founder-sets-sights-on-next-wave-of-space-startups/
Tumlinson is quite correct in stating that many thousands of new space entrepreneurs will be needed to build a thriving cis-lunar space economy.