Last week I blogged about a planned space mission that would launch a thousand tiny satellites the size of cell phones towards another star propelled by giant lasers.
Yuri Milner is a billionaire Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist. He is the founder of an investment firm originally named Digital Sky Technologies which is now called Mail.ru Group. He also founded DST Global.
I blogged last time about the success of SpaceX in landing a Falcon 9 first stage on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean. That was not their only recent "first." SpaceX has been shipping cargo to the International Space Station with their Falcon 9 launch vehicles and their Dragon spacecraft and they recently delivered a very special package to the ISS.
One of the major costs of space exploration and exploitation is the one-time use of launch vehicles.