Credit: Blue Origin

Rocketeer Jeff Bezos and his commercial rocket firm, Blue Origin.
Credit: Blue Origin

Thanks to the first commercial tweet from space, New Mexcio-based Solstar is taking a next step in building infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IOT) in space.

On April 29th, Solstar demonstrated the first commercial internet and Wi-Fi service in space, funded entirely by private investment. The Solstar payload flew on Blue Origin’s eighth test flight of the New Shepard rocket from Blue’s West Texas launch site.

“Solstar is choosing to crowdfund this stage of its development to open up this opportunity to as many people as possible, democratizing access to space by allowing everyone to choose to take a stake in their own future,” explains Solstar Founder and CEO, M. Brian Barnett.

According to a company press statement, Solstar will be conducting a second test of its patent-pending technology on board another New Shepard flight in the future.

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On April 29th, 2018, Solstar demonstrated the first ever commercial WiFi service in space. Go to this video at:

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