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"When The Heavens Went On Sale"

Ashlee Vance's new book "When The Heavens Went On Sale" profiles the companies driving the private space industry.
Brendan Byrne
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WMFE
Ashlee Vance's new book "When The Heavens Went On Sale" profiles the companies driving the private space industry.

Over the past eight years, more than $260 billion of venture capital has been invested in the commercial space sector.

Author and journalist Ashlee Vance says this commercial boom was led by private companies like SpaceX, Planet Labs and Rocket Lab -- and shows no signs of slowing down.

We’ll speak with Vance about his new book: When The Heavens Went On Sale: The Misfits and Geniuses Racing To Put Space Within Reach.

And, we’ll check in with John Shoffner, pilot for the upcoming Ax-2 private mission to the International Space Station, just days before his launch.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program.<br/><br/>Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.
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