SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin have gotten a lot of press for their commercial space endeavors, but the truth is that the commercial space industry was relevant before Musk, Branson or Bezos entered the scene. Companies like DigitalGlobe and MDA have been providing government agencies with the bird’s-eye view for decades, and as launch prices drop, newcomers are entering and use cases are multiplying. Sam Denby describes the current state of the space industry in this Wendover Productions video, and special guest Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains what is needed to take the industry further into the future.
About the Speaker
Wendover Productions is an educational YouTube channel with over three million subscribers. It was created by Sam Denby, who also presents Half as Interesting; Sam from Wendover; and Extremities.