Until recently, nearly all space exploration activities were developed and funded by governments most notably America and Russia. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was in charge of all space activities in the US while in Russia, the equivalent government agency was Roscosmos, or Russian Federal Space Agency.
But space funding by governments has been dropped over the years. For instance, in 1960’s, the US spent roughly 4.4% of its budget on space activities. Today, with the rise of CubeSat satellites and self funded space research, the figure has dropped to about 0.47%. This under-funding has attracted the filthy rich entrepreneurs and space venture capitalists to invest in space. In this article, we look at the top 5 space entrepreneurs, the guys making it possible to fly into space.
1. Elon Musk, SpaceX
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