By Sarah Cruddas
11 August 2015
Space has long been off-limits to most of us. It’s almost 60 years since the launch of Sputnik 1 heralded the birth of the space age. Since then people have walked on the moon, robotic rovers have trundled across the Martian surface and a wealth of probes have explored the worlds in our solar system – most recently, Pluto. But the space industry has typically been the preserve of governments – only they have had the pockets deep enough to fund it.
Chad Anderson thinks so. He is managing director of European operations at the Space Angels Network, an investment network which connects potential space investors to the commercial space industry. “Space is an industry which is yet to be imagined,” he says – and that means people investing today can actually provide the industry with shape and direction. “In 2012 we ...