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Investors poured over $1 billion into Elon Musk's SpaceX in 2019, and the company began launching ... [+] customer payloads with its Falcon Heavy rocket this past year as well. AP Photo/John Raoux. Venture capitalists invested in $5.8 billion in 178 commercial space startups worldwide last year, up 38% in dollar terms from the prior year, making 2019 the biggest year for private space investments, according to a new report from venture capital firm Space Angels. U.S. billionaire-backed startups Blue Origin and SpaceX accounted for about 41% of the dollar investments, which extended to space ventures in China and the United Kingdom. More investors also sought to get in on companies at later stages. Читать полностью

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