The world watched spellbound as Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon 50 years ago. The Apollo 11 flight was an unsurpassed technological and human achievement.
Few thought then that outer space would be a marketplace for commercial and consumer products. Then again, the Internet wasn’t born until October of 1969 and even then remained a Defense Department experiment for years.
Today, we famously carry more computing power in our smartphones than was used to fly the Apollo moon landing. Here are the players for investors to watch as the outer space economy heats up.