Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, reveals Privateer, a new space firm. The creator of Amazon and Tesla… the greats of technology are putting their faith in space research, and now it is the Apple co-founder who has revealed Privateer Space on Twitter.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces Privateer, the new space company
Steve Wozniak, who helped develop the Apple II and is now 71 years old, believes it’s a new kind of business, but there are no details on what it will do yet.
He has shared a video on YouTube talking about the effort, and there is a website posted that also gives no details, but the video reads:
Privateer Space is working to keep space safe and accessible for all humanity. Co-founded by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Ripcord founder Alex Fielding, Privateer will offer private audiences a glimpse into the companies’ plans at AMOS Tech 2021 in September 2021 at the AMOS conference in Maui Hawaii.
The website’s tagline of “The sky is no longer the limit” and the Moon in the background gives some hint, indeed it sounds like a private base on the Moon, but we will only know more details at the Advanced Maui Space and Optical Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference scheduled for September 14-17 in Maui, Hawaii. The event will address space awareness, and educational institutions, as well as government and the private sector, will participate.
Desktop Metal, a 3D printing firm that allows users to work with titanium, is a client of Privateer Space. According to the company, the problem of space debris will be addressed, and high-strength titanium may have something to do with it.
It would be fascinating if both issues were addressed: the space debris and the moon’s base, which could assist in better viewing of the cosmos and as a “Stopover” for interplanetary travel.