Space seems to be a new field for tech entrepreneurs. After Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, it’s time for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to join the league. Wozniak announced on September 13 that he was setting up a “different” private space company. This new company will be called Privateer Space, and its mission is to ensure that space is safe and available to all mankind.
Wozniak, commonly known as “Woz”, will co-found the company with Ripcord co-founder Alex Fielding. Wozniak posted a YouTube video on Twitter explaining the vision of Privateer Space. The video starts with a strong message-“Together, we will go further.”
A private space company is being established, unlike other companies. https://t.co/6s8J32mjuF
— Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz) September 13, 2021
“We will take care of each other. We will solve problems together. This is not a competition, nor a competition or a game. We are not a person, a company, or a country. We are a planet. We are explorers. We are dreamers, adventurers, Engineers, stargazers. We are human beings. It is up to us to do right and good things. Therefore, this is to take care of what we have so that the next generation can be together better,” the voiceover said.
Privateer Space’s website only reads “The sky is no longer the limit” and “We are in stealth mode.” It also stated that the company will participate in the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technology Conference to be held in Hawaii on September 14. There are no more details about the company.
Recently, following the test flight of Virgin Galactic, its founder, Richard Branson, went to space in July, heating up the race to promote space tourism. A week later, Amazon founder Bezos did this on his company Blue Origin’s private spacecraft. Now, Musk’s SpaceX is scheduled to launch a civilian space mission on Wednesday, September 15.