Is this the year Elon Musk's SpaceX fortunes will lift off?

"We've got some pretty interesting players out there that are pushing SpaceX to be even more assertive with launch. We're talking about Blue Origin, obviously; we're talking about ULA. Airbus is very interested in figuring out how they can potentially build a successful, reusable launch vehicle that can compete directly with SpaceX. And you're seeing some other new entrants that could potentially cut into SpaceX's business."

The Next Frontier For Ambitious Entrepreneurs: Space

"We expect to be at 10,000 companies commercializing space in the next 10 years."

International Space Station to Expand with Inflatable Spacecraft

“Government agencies and companies will be watching BEAM’s performance closely…Drug companies might be interested in expandable modules as a place to do research, while nations without access to the space station may see them as a cheaper toehold in orbit.”

SpaceX Success Launches Space Startups to New Heights

"Investors are now starting to ask the question of 'Where is the next SpaceX?'"

Musk Squares Off With Bezos in Space Billionaires' Twitter Feud

"[Blue Origin's launch] is a major breakthrough for the commercialization of space...this proves that a privately funded company can send a rocket to space and back in one piece, this is a critical part of lowering launch costs and opening up space access.”

Space Revolution Hatching in a New Zealand Paddock

"The top 100 NewSpace companies received nearly $2 billion in investment in 2015, around four times more than in 2009."

Microsatellies' Loom Large in Next-Gen Space Exploration

"We expect there to be a launch every week of the year in the U.S. alone not long from now."

Space Advocate Makes Business Case For Private Company Exploration Of Extraterrestrial Resources

"Investors continue to fund private-sector space operations. In the past 10 years, the industry has received more than $10 billion in private funding, according to NewSpace Global, an industry research group."