Former astronaut: NASA ‘certainly not dead, but they are lost at the moment’ | GeekWire
After his NASA career, Ed Lu joined Google’s satellite imaging team for its maps applications. He was at the forefront of a trend that has since taken off as more private companies have gotten involved in space exploration.
Once an expensive endeavor reserved for government agencies, private companies — especially around the Seattle area — have recently taken a stab at creating profitable business models around exploring outer space. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace are all standing at the forefront of the blossoming industry.
And that’s what has Lu excited about the future.
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