Infographic: Starship enterprises – charting the new space race

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On 6th February 2018 the most powerful rocket in the world was sent to space – not by NASA or any other government agency, but by a billionaire. Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy into the heavens and made headlines around the world; on board was his own Tesla Roadster car, which the mission left in orbit around the sun. And Musk is not alone: a new breed of entrepreneurs, investors and inventors are looking to the skies to augment their fortunes and perhaps save humanity in the process. Launch into the infographic above to explore the figures behind the new space race…

Research by Victoria Noble and Marcus Webb. For more on the space industry, check out this report by Bryce Space and Technology. This infographic was published in DG#30. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription using the promotion code ‘SLOWNEWSDAY’ for 10 percent off.

 

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