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Private Lunar Lander – Reflections on SpaceIL Mission

In September 2007, I was joined on stage by Larry Page, Buzz Aldrin, and the deputy administrator of NASA to announce a $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. The challenge we set was for a private team to build and launch a vehicle that could fly and land on the Moon, send back photos and videos, rove half a kilometer, and send back more photos and videos. Here is a throwback video to the[…]

GOOD LUCK! Private Lunar Lander -- SpaceIL XPRIZE Team

Today is a great day for innovators, entrepreneurs and dreamers. Today, April 11th, the Israeli SpaceIL spacecraft calledBeresheet (which means ‘Genesis’) will attempt to land on the Moon’s surface in the Sea of Serenity around 9:45pm(Israel Time)… 11:45am PT / 2:45pm ET. Only the U.S., Soviet Union and China have ever accomplished this feat.  SpaceIL will be the first private lander ever! […]

Abundance Insider: April 5th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Barista bots, ultrafast phone charging, and disposable delivery drones. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and hone in on your[…]

Abundance Insider: March 30th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Record-breaking CRISPR engineering, apple-harvesting robots, and an advanced prosthetics hand. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential[…]

Abundance Insider: March 8th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Backflipping zoomorphic robots, SpaceX’s autonomous ISS mission, and a new breakthrough in HIV+ treatment. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about[…]

Abundance Insider: February 15th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Training AI with Pictionary, the world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine, and the U.S. government’s new AI initiative. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more[…]

Moonshots, Grit & Virgin Galactic’s Spaceflight

Moonshots are hard.

Abundance Insider: November 30th, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: InSight touches down, Rocket Labs lifts off, and storybooks come to life. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and hone in on[…]

Abundance Insider: November 24th, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: Autonomous house-building bots, Dubai Police hoverbikes, and how DIY'ers are using AI. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and[…]

Abundance Insider: November 15th, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: AI news anchors, urine-based bio-bricks, and crowdsourced AI ethics. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and hone in on your[…]

Abundance Insider: November 2nd, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: Mushrooms as a platform, artificial moons, and digital immortality. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Next week, Abundance Digital will be streaming an exclusive webinar with[…]

Abundance Insider: October 26th, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: Molecular computing biosensors, space botany, and fine dining in virtual reality. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. On November 7th, Abundance Digital will be streaming an[…]

Abundance Insider: June 29, 2018 Edition

In this week's Abundance Insider: Pain-sensing e-skin, expert-level AI debaters, and the first robotic eye surgery. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, AJ, Bri, Jarom, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. AI Bots Trained for 180 Years a Day to Beat Humans at DOTA 2 What it[…]

Flying Prof Hawking into Zero-G

This week, Professor Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76. One of the proudest moments of my life was flying him -- the world's expert in gravity -- into zero gravity. I've shared this powerful story on the TED stage and in previous blogs as a testament to grit, passion and persistence.  This week, I'm reprinting the story to commemorate Dr. Hawking's life. It was an honor to know him.  In 2007,[…]

Elon Revolutionizing Transportation (Again)

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are predicted to be the two wealthiest people on the planet given the dramatic rise of SpaceX, Tesla and Amazon, as well as their large ownership in their respective companies.

Podcast Episode 41: The Next Gold Rush is in Space

Episode 41: The Next Gold Rush is in Space September 8, 2017 Peter and Dan discuss entrepreneurial commercial space. Why is this happening now? Which companies are the most exciting to watch?

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