For now, we will nonetheless say that the quantity of people that’ve been to house is vanishingly small. However with the brand new tempo at which Blue Origin is sending non-public residents up, which may not be the case subsequent decade. We’re excited to speak to 1 newly-minted non-public house explorer at our upcoming on-line TechCrunch Classes: Area occasion subsequent week.
Dr. Chris Boshuizen has been to house, and he’s been there very just lately — he was one among 4 passengers on board Blue Origin’s second ever human spaceflight, which occurred on October 13, and which additionally carried TV’s Captain James T. Kirk, aka Canadian actor William Shatner.
Boshuizen is not any stranger to the house enterprise both, having co-founded Planet Labs earlier than changing into a enterprise investor and now a associate at DCVC, the place he invests in house corporations and different frontier tech ventures. That’s why his perspective is tremendous distinctive, provided that he’ll be capable of inform us not solely about what it’s prefer to precise go away Earth’s ambiance, but additionally inform us what he thinks about Blue Origin’s enterprise and the house tourism business generally.
Tune in subsequent week to listen to from one among solely 574 folks throughout all of human historical past who can discuss what it’s prefer to view Earth from house, and keep tuned for his unparalleled tackle house startup and VC investing on this courageous new period of house exploration.
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