You’ve probably seen Neil deGrasse Tyson on various TV shows to talk about what he knows best: Space.
Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear Tyson give his two cents on the most recent developments in space travel. In case you somehow didn’t hear about them, Blue Origin and SpaceX are privately funded space companies (by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk, respectively) that made enormous progress towards private space travel.
Blue Origin just beat SpaceX when it comes to successfully landing a reusable rocket, and SpaceX rockets will soon be used to send people to the International Space Station.
But the renowned astrophysicist isn’t so sure that SpaceX and similar companies will lead the space frontier. More →