Friday, December 13th, 2019
Giant Leap

Giant Leap

Space, the final frontier, is also one infinite money pit. In the new race to space, the winner won’t be the first on the moon or even Mars. It will be the first to turn a profit. Bloomberg will tell the stories of the private companies who are looking to build their businesses offworld. Being successful will mean a lot of ups and downs – but they all start with a Giant Leap.

Giant Leap: Mining

Giant Leap: Mining There are millions of asteroids in our solar system. Because some are full of materials that are rare on Earth, they have been valued at stupendous amounts. But the most valuable resource in space may be something that’s abundant back on the ground. Genre: Space, Technology Duration: ...

Giant Leap: Manufacturing

Giant Leap: Manufacturing Microgravity can be used to unlock old materials and make new ones in ways that can’t be replicated on Earth. Private companies know this, and are leading the charge toward the next gold rush. But can they turn low Earth orbit into a home for the next ...

Giant Leap: Shelter

Giant Leap: Shelter Over the past few decades, the International Space Station has allowed astronauts to live, work and conduct research in microgravity. But with the station’s planned retirement by 2030, private companies are being asked to create the next generation of space habitat. Genre: Space, Technology Duration: 0:17:58 For ...

Giant Leap: Launch

Giant Leap: Launch In the not-too-distant future, entirely new industries will be developed in space. But for these endeavours to be viable, we need to first get the necessary tools into orbit. That’s where one of the most crowded new sectors has developed. More than 100 privately-backed launch companies are ...