TAG: Private industry

To Infinity And Beyond

To Infinity And Beyond

In the near future, private space companies will ferry thousands of people to and from the edge of space. Leading the charge is Virgin Galactic, with over 500 people signed up at $200,000 per person for flights beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Founded by Richard Branson in 1999, Virgin Galactic was the first private space company to successfully launch a human being into space. This officially began the space industry boom, with several new companies and corporations joining the expanding market. Spaceport America, located 30 miles east of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, began construction in 2006. It was conceived of during… read more

Buffett Takes On Solar

Buffett Takes On Solar

Most of the time, solar energy and solar power are surrounded by competing interests, and competing sources of investment. As a result, many believe the government, be it state or federal, bears some responsibility in easing the financial burden of building or installing solar panels. On the other hand, many believe government has no place in funding solar projects unless it is on federal property. This dichotomy in beliefs exists both at the watercooler in the office, and also on Capitol Hill. Bypassing the differences in ideology, Warren Buffet is privately funding the world’s largest photovoltaic solar project. Obviously Warren… read more