Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck Living His Space Dream
Rocket Lab’s founder Invercargill-born Peter Beck talks to Al Jazeera about moon shots, deep space exploration and overcoming dream crushers.
Beck, who dreamed of launching rockets ever since he was a child, is a major player in the burgeoning commercial space industry.
Often compared to Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Beck is living out his dream and his company is preparing to send a tiny satellite to the moon, Al Jazeera reports.
“I was always frustrated that I wasn’t born during the Apollo era, because it’s easy to look at that time period and think that was the time to be in the space industry,” Beck told Al Jazeera. “But, really, now is the time to be alive in the space industry.”
Beck says that Rocket Lab is headed to deep space. The company’s first interplanetary mission is slated to launch later this year, and that’s only the beginning.
Original article by Al Jazeera, August 9, 2021.