Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and others Steve Wozniak. the co-founder of Apple announced that a new space exploration company is coming, but for now it has released only its name: Privateer Space.
O announcement was made by Wozniak on his Twitter. “A private space company is starting, unlike others,” wrote the engineer in the publication.
A Private space company is starting up, unlike the others. https://t.co/6s8J32mjuF
— Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz) September 13, 2021
Despite Wozniak’s nudge to competitors, the video repeats a message already said by the three about space exploration: it’s not a competition, everything is for the good of humanity.
“This is not a race. It is not a competition or a game. We are not a person, a company or a nation. We are a planet,” Privateer said in the ad video.
Ironically, “privateer” means “privateer” in Portuguese. The corsair was someone authorized by the government to steal ships from other countries. But more information needs to be released to understand if this is really the meaning behind the company name — let’s hope not.
Quite cryptic, the video doesn’t give much information about which area of the space exploration industry Privateer will fit into. But, as the company states in the video itself, “the sky is the limit.”