How to Invest in Space

For intrepid investors, investing in space could deliver out of this world returns

Chris Menon 2 October, 2019 | 8:45AM

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For intrepid investors the final frontier is opening up; space itself. Fifty years after the first moon landing, there are stellar opportunities to make money from the growing space economy. Morgan Stanley estimates this booming sector will grow from around $350 billion to more than $1.1 trillion by 2040. 

Although the commercial space industry has been around for a couple of decades, recent years have seen commercial investment more aligned with venture capital both from investment firms and billionaires, such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. According to Bryce Space and Technology, a consultancy specialising in this area, 2018 saw record investments of $3.2 billion into start-up space companies.

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Chris Menon  is a financial journalist writing for Morningstar.co.uk.

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