German Launch Startup Pitches ‘Taxi’ to Space: Catalyst Update

a bowl of food on a plate: Nestle SA Products Ahead Of EarningsGerman rocket-launch startup Isar Aerospace wants to provide a “small and fast taxi” to space for nimbler trips than those currently offered by the likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Metzler said at the Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst virtual event. Lawmakers and industry executives from around the world are debating climate change and its impact on food supply, energy and the economy at the conference.

The event features discussions on cryptocurrencies, revolutions in life sciences and Covid-19’s impact on e-commerce. Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst is being organized by Bloomberg Media Group, a division of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

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In the future, the prospect of larger numbers of people traveling in space will give humanity a greater appreciation of earth and its “fragility,” NASA astronaut Megan McArthur said in an interview from the International Space Station. McArthur is part of the Crew-2 mission SpaceX ferried to the station in April and is scheduled for an October return.

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