In today’s Pathfinder podcast, Mo chats with cofounders and co-CEOs of Space Perspective, Taber MacCallum and Jane Poynter. Space Perspective aims to provide the quintessential astronaut experience to as many people as possible, focusing not on the rocket ride or microgravity, but on the view of Earth from space.
Space travel is about to get a lot more accessible. At least, that’s what Space Perspective cofounders and co-CEOs Taber MacCallum and Jane Poynter are saying. The company’s aim is to provide the quintessential astronaut experience to as many people as possible, focusing not on the rocket ride or microgravity, but on the view of Earth from space.
In today’s Pathfinder podcast, Mo chats with both Taber and Jane from Space Perspective’s HQ near Cape Canaveral, FL. They discuss:
- Taber and Jane’s life’s work supporting crewed spacecraft
- The origins of Space Perspective
- The importance of seeing Earth from above
- The advantages of balloon-based tourism
- Space Perspective vs. competitors
- The future of space tourism
- And much more…
And much more…
This episode is brought to you by SpiderOak, a US-based software company that builds space cybersecurity products and solutions for civilian, military, and commercial space operations. Learn more at https://spideroak.com/
• Chapters •
00:00 – Intro and SpiderOak Ad
01:15 – Space Perspective overview
08:22 – Taber & Jane’s background
16:53 – The conceptual beginnings of Space Perspective
21:05 – Safety systems
25:24 – SpiderOak Ad Break
26:30 – Pricing, target market, target customer
30:50 – First commercial flight?
32:02 – The feeling of weightlessness
33:20 – Handling anxious clients
36:02 – Launch logistics
39:40 – Advantages of launching from a ship
41:00- Regulatory considerations
43:10 – The long-term vision
44:30 – A pioneer in the space industry
48:15 – StratEx launch
54:45 – Who are you taking to space?