Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announced the creation of his own space company, Privateer Space.
“A private space company, Privateer Space, unlike any other, is being created,” Wozniak wrote in Twitter.
He also posted a link with a short video presentation of the enterprise on YouTube. The video says that Privateer Space was founded by Wozniak together with the American engineer and CEO of the robotics company Ripcord Alex Fielding. In addition, the creators note that the new company “will work to make space safe and accessible for all mankind.”
A detailed presentation of Privateer Space will be held at the AMOS Tech 2021 technology exhibition, which will take place on September 14-17.
On June 25, British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company received FAA approval to launch customers into suborbital flights from New Mexico. The company has already started selling tickets for its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane. The price of one seat starts at $ 450,000.
On July 20, Amazon creator Jeff Bezos embarked on a suborbital space flight aboard the New Shepard spacecraft made by his aerospace company Blue Origin. It lasted about 11 minutes, and the ship was controlled in automatic mode. In addition to Bezos, the passengers of the ship were his younger brother Mark, 82-year-old professional pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Damen from the Netherlands.