Monthly Archives: April 2017


World View and the Nearspace Experience

By |April 29th, 2017|

World View Enterprises recently opened its new headquarters building at Tucson, Arizona. The company specializes in stratospheric balloon flights for research and passengers. For several years now, it has been working on the design and development of its Voyager craft.  This sleek craft will take individuals by balloon filled with lighter than air gas up to an […]

Personal Spaceflight and the Adjacent Possible

By |April 22nd, 2017|

The current state of suborbital spaceflight technology conceived by Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are the result of past concurrent, adjacent possibilities. In 2010, Steven Johnson wrote an essay for The Wall Street Journal titled, “The Genius of the Tinkerer.” In that essay, Johnson defined the Adjacent Possible:

The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow […]

Blue Origin’s progress

By |April 15th, 2017|

Recently, Blue Origin released a photo of the completed interior of its suborbital capsule.  Those following Blue Origin’s efforts for some time were rewarded with the couches the spaceflight participants will strap themselves into prior to launch.  These couches are shown in the reclining position, just as they were for the Space Shuttle and for […]

America’s Wealthy and Suborbital Personal Spaceflight

By |April 9th, 2017|

The United States has the greatest number of high net worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals of any nation on Earth. The 2016 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report documented the number of millionaires in the United States was 13,554,000. The number of millionaires in America will grow to 18,067,000 by 2021.

The same report […]

Japan’s Wealthy and Suborbital Personal Spaceflight

By |April 1st, 2017|

Despite being an island nation with less than 378,000 square kilometers, Japan contains an astounding nine percent of the world’s wealthy. Japan has nearly 127 million residents generating a GDP of over five trillion dollars.

According to RBC Wealth Management, Japan is ranked second in the world after the United States in the number of high […]