<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 3/8/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Amara Graps</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>I am a bit isolated here, and am not in a good<br>position to know, except that I know they are rare (!). Paul Allen is<br>one. Can anyone here suggest others?</blockquote><div><br>Jeff Bezos and Mark Shuttleworth are two. Then there is the hotel guy in Vegas (and now Houston I think). There are at least 3, maybe 4 companies working on cheap access to space. Somebody (wikipedia?) must have a page listing all of them.
<br><br>Paul Allen doesn't really qualify as he is to the best of my knowledge only supporting the SETI project (:-(...) and doesn't have an active effort related to space "access" to the best of my knowledge.<br>
<br>One place to start would be the Forbes lists of the richest people in the U.S. and the World (they are two distinct lists). They publish the reshuffled lists every year I think.<br></div><br>Obviously a company could get some great press by launching a satellite that "NASA left behind..."