The coming Moon economy

News Summary

  • What to watch: For now, the main customers in the lunar industry are governments, but that could change as the Artemis program matures and more companies and investors make big bets on the Moon.
  • Illustration: Annelise Capossela/AxiosNASA's successful Moon rocket launch last week will be a boon for private companies, experts tell Axios.
  • Why it matters: As global economic growth slows, space and Moon exploration could become a source of ignition for new ventures and jobs.
  • Driving the news: NASA's un-crewed Artemis I mission showed companies looking to do business on and around the Moon that they would likely have a major customer there in the coming years.
  • Yes, but: The lunar economy is still in the very early stages.
NASAs successful Moon rocket launch last week willbea boon for private companies, experts tell Axios. Why it matters As global economic growth slows, space and Moon exploration could become a sou [+3081 chars]