Not long ago, I stood on a pier near Cape Canaveral, Florida and watched a SpaceX rocket launch.
People were wearing SpaceX t-shirts and talking excitedly. SpaceX has brought the thrill back into space exploration.
Founder Elon Musk figured that by developing a way to reuse rockets, just like airplanes, he could reduce the cost of travel to space by a factor of a hundred.
He’s well on his way to achieving that. The company created the first commercial spacecraft in history to shuttle cargo to and from the International Space Station, and has already cut the cost of launching into space to less than a tenth of its prior level.
His ultimate goal, however, is to colonize Mars, making human life inter-planetary.
How’s that for a bold vision statement?