Monday, February 5, 2007

Money Backing the Private Space Industry... Part 2

Continued from part 1...
This next group of backers may not qualify for the billionaire category but they have been huge patrons of the private space industry. Jim Benson started the trend of tech entrepreneurs moving into the commercial space market in 1997 with the founding of SpaceDev. SpaceDev provided the unique hybrid rocket motors used on the now famous SpaceShipOne. Benson recently stepped down as CEO/CTO of SpaceDev and announced his intentions of creating a new space venture appropriately named Benson Space Company. Named one of the "50 People to Watch in 2005" by San Diego magazine it is difficult to disagree.

One of the most influential figures has been Anousheh Ansari. Making her fortune through a Telecom company, Anousheh is most famous for helping fund the Ansari X-prize. The $10 million X-prize can be largely accredited for the jump start of the commercial space race. It lead to Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne, backed by Paul Allen and winner of the X-prive, deal with Richard Branson and the founding of Virgin Galactic.

The prize has also pushed other non-winning companies such as John Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace. Most famous for his co-founding of id Software and for making games such as Doom and Quake, Carmack recently taught himself rocket engineering and is the lead engineer of his company. Armadillo Aerospace has ambitious plans of building orbital spacecrafts.

Elon Musk, another internet mogul other than Jeff Bezos, has also shown some serious interest in space. Using his fortune (estimated at $328 million) earned from his creation of PayPal, Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). SpaceX currently has one rocket, the Falcon 1, that was launched unsuccessfully this year but is scheduled for a relaunch this month. Elon has said he is willing to fund up to three unsuccessful launches before he decides to scrap the company. With success of upcoming launches there looks to be a lot of promise. SpaceX has already sold 11 contracts for flights on the various Falcon rockets. The company was recently awarded the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Responsive Small Spacelift (RSS) launch services from the US Air Force that could be worth up to $100 million worth of launches.

Space Adventures founder Eric Anderson has taken unique steps to gleaning his wealth and power in the commercial space industry. He is unique because he has been the only one to start his entrepreneurial ventures in the actual private space industry and his company has thus far been the only company in the world to have sent private citizens to space. Joining several visionaries in the aerospace industry, Anderson's company has sold more than $120M in space tourist flights.

He has also currently developed and financed over $500 million in new projects, including a deal with the Ansari family's company, Prodea, and the Russian space agency (FSA) to develop a suborbital space transportation system called Explorer, a project for two global spaceports and another one for the first private voyage to the moon, set to launch in 2009. The Explorer will be able to transport up to five people to space and is designed to maximize the customer's experience of space travel. The two commercial spaceports have been announced for development in the United Arab Emirates and in Singapore. Most exciting, however, is the project for the first private voyage to the moon. The project is titled the Deep Space Expedition Alpha (DSE-Alpha) and has plans for sending tourists on a trip around the moon. Space Adventures has partnered with the FSA to use modified Soyuz capsules for the trip. Seats for the trip come at a hefty price though. Two commercial seats are available for an incredible $100 million. But, with another customer of theirs, Dennis Tito, paying $20 million for a trip to the ISS, a $100 million ticket price for a trip around the dark side of the moon might be the right price for a wealthy enthusiast.

The last figure in my series of money backers is Robert Bigelow. Bigelow is at the forefront of the private space industry and looks so promising that all the information about him cannot fit in this article alone. Continue coming back and looking for an updated article exclusively about his contributions to commercial space, including a deal for a launch with Elon Musk and SpaceX.

And... as always, feel free to comment on or ask about anything you please! I feed off of your input and always look forward to it. Thanks for everyone's contributions so far!

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梁爵 said...

2020.06.02酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容武漢肺炎(COVID-19、新冠肺炎)疫情趨緩,全台各縣市陸續解禁我在酒店上班的日子酒店等行業,台中知名酒店,不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因金錢豹今(1) 酒店上班-酒店兼職-兼差如何達成人生的第一桶金日恢復營業,酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?門口可見名車一輛接著一輛,酒店小姐下車後也都戴上口罩,並乖乖在大廳量體溫、酒精消毒,落實防疫政策。
等待已久的酒客們也紛紛來到職場須知 【酒店PT 】金錢豹尋歡,不過警方仍不敢大意,在金錢豹恢復營業第一天進行臨檢,確認酒店有落實實名制;而一名等待載客的計程車司機則表示,過去一晚可賺進2至3千,酒店因疫情衝擊停業後,計程車沒生意就跑去打零工,如今酒店終於復業,司機希望計程車生意能夠慢慢回復到以前的榮景。

梁爵 said...

2020.06.12前新北市議員李婉鈺日前在節目中透露酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容,她30歲時曾和一名斯文富二代有過婚約,當時我在酒店上班的日子已經認定彼此是要走一輩子的人,沒想到訂完婚後,對方卻背著她把酒店小姐帶回新房過夜,事後連一句道歉也沒有,讓她對這段感情心死,決定解除婚約。 李婉鈺在節目《不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因單身行不行》透露,她30歲時曾經訂過婚,男方是一名大她9歲的富二代,從事酒店上班-酒店兼職-兼差如何達成人生的第一桶金建築室內設計方面的工作,事業穩定且家世相當好,兩人認識3個月就決定結婚。當時男方很貼心地把求婚及結婚的東西都準備好,不僅安排酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?楊凡導演幫忙拍攝照片,就連婚紗也是用知名品牌,所有東西都選最好的,她什麼事都不用操心,職場須知 【酒店PT 】只要人到場就好。李婉鈺說,兩人訂完婚後,某次男方說要去酒店參加朋友替他舉辦的告別單身派對,而她也沒有多想,很放心地讓對方出門。沒想到隔天送養肝茶給男方喝時,對方卻一直不開門、也不接電話,讓她越想越不對勁,於是乾脆站在門口守株待兔,從早上等到傍晚,直到外傭回來幫忙開門,一個女生突然從屋子裡衝出來,把她撞開後迅速離開現場,她才知自己被男方背叛,對方居然把酒店小姐帶到兩人的新房過夜。 李婉鈺透露,當時男方沒有解釋、也沒有感到抱歉,只是站在屋內對著她說「妳到底想要幹什麼?」讓她瞬間崩潰心死,什麼話也沒說就轉身離去,「哀莫大於心死,我覺得已經沒救了」,之後她也把婚戒退還給對方並解除婚約,放棄了這段感情。 李婉鈺說,「我後來輾轉知道他晚上都玩得很瘋狂,我就去拜託他身邊的好朋友,說拜託你們帶我去他常常去的酒店,然後叫他常常叫的酒店小姐出來,我想要知道她們到底哪裡好,我為什麼比不上她們」。事後還有媽媽桑向她透露,男方是酒店的常客,每次一定會帶一個女生回去,酒後還會做出失控舉動,讓李婉鈺不禁直呼,「很慶幸我那時候還沒有踏入婚姻這一步,就只是訂婚而已」。便服店: #王牌酒店 #香閣里拉酒店 #麗園酒店 #龍亨酒店 #香水酒店 #金典酒店 #威晶酒店 #威士登酒店。禮服店: #麗緻忠孝酒店 #麗緻敦南酒店 #維多立亞酒店 #百達妃麗酒店 #萬豪酒店 #金荷酒店 #大富豪酒店 #絕色酒店。制服店:#麗都 #淘寶酒店 #金碧輝煌酒店 #金昌酒店 #金聰酒店 #君悅酒店 #盛世酒店 #奧斯卡酒店 #龍昇酒店 #龍昌酒店 #百富酒店 #台北東區酒店兼職。

梁爵 said...

2020.07.29不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因知名酒店大亨夏成龍傳出因癌症過世的消息,享年72歲,這位酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容縱橫北部夜生活圈的大亨,讓不少業界的「我在酒店上班的日子」嘖嘖稱奇,說到北市首屈一指的酒店酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?,酒客公認除了位在敦化北路和南京東路口的便服店「酒店小姐上班通常會取什麼名字?」外,能夠和龍亨並駕齊驅的酒店,就是夏成龍的「麗園酒店小姐去酒店上班都一定要出場接s嗎?」。位在東區的麗園早期叫「凱薩帝苑」,人稱「夏董」的夏成龍,有2個兒子夏天浩和夏天倫,夏天浩在美國學成歸國後在同棟大樓經營知名夜店「Luxy」(後更名OMNI),知情人士透露,當時夏成龍特別交代兒子開的夜店裡絕對不能出現毒品,並提醒一定要開高格調、與眾不同的店,甚至出資3億並讓出統領百貨的5、6樓給兒子經營,而Luxy也迅速成為台北知名夜店,改名後的OMNI甚至因裝潢拿下紅點設計獎。雖然「爸爸開酒店、兒子開夜店」,但其實夏家最賺錢的事業並非這兩店,據聞,早年夏成龍賺錢便會購置不動產,統領百貨的酒店和夜店其中之一,就是向黃任中買進的。酒店的類型大致分為制服店、公主店、禮服店、便服店,消費金額依序增高。台北市知名且合法登記的酒店近30家,若不計頂級的特殊酒店,1家店平均50桌,1桌的消費金額從12000元到40000元計算,單店1天的營收就有60萬元至200萬元,1個月營收約1000萬元至3000萬元。開業逾20多年的麗園酒店,以小姐優質、敢玩,久享艷名,是台北東區知名的便服店。酒店內部由於裝潢富麗,加上號稱小姐人數有上百人,收費自然「高檔」。按照一般行情,坐檯時數每小時約收費1680元,包廂費依大小從1500元到4000元不等,酒費則另外計算,最便宜的開瓶酒也要3000元,以軒尼詩白蘭地為例,現場開瓶最少也要5000元起跳。另外,還有所謂的人頭費,一人1500元,但可抵酒錢。夏成龍在黑白兩道吃得很開,和竹聯幫關係密切,去年竹聯幫幫主「么么」黃少岑70歲大壽時他還應邀出席,另外與政商、檢警調方面也不錯,但麗園酒店過去仍有幾次鬧上新聞版面,像是2006年就有麗園的媽媽桑帶著低胸辣妹,到金管會前委員林忠正的小木屋招待所陪酒引起不小風波,還有2015年1月,北市西門町峨嵋停車場2死的槍擊案,檢警就發現殺手陳福祥和他的大哥,案發前一晚就是在麗園酒店設「美人局」,招待2名死者。

梁爵 said...

2020.09.13每個【酒店小姐】【酒店公關】剛踏入這個八大行業不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因都希望可以找到一個合法正派的酒店經紀公司,一個好的酒店經紀不僅僅只是安排店家讓妳上班,酒店小姐去酒店上班都一定要出場接s嗎?會懂得傾聽酒店小姐的心聲,設身處地的為酒店小姐想,能站在酒店小姐的立場為小姐爭取更多的福利安排更好的店家。酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?其實酒店小姐是最孤單最寂寞的行業,大多數小姐進入這個行業,都帶著許多不為人知的秘密,有的人是公司或開店經營不善、或是積欠卡債、負債、婚姻遇到渣男信用賠光而進入這個環境,更有很多失婚的女性或單親媽媽為了維持家計支撐起一個家,而勇敢踏出這一步的大有人在,這些秘密是無法對他人訴說的,這時妳的酒店經紀就成為妳抒發情緒唯一的窗口。大多數的酒店小姐都不會透露自己的真實身分,我們也會提醒小姐做好自我保護,每位酒店小姐上班都有自己的理由跟目的,別期待別人對妳說真話,更別輕易相信別人口中說出來的話,酒店小姐往往滿腹委屈不知道該向誰傾訴,這時妳必須找到一個值得妳信賴的人,除了傾聽妳心裡的話之外,並且提供妳多元的意見,我不敢說 我是聖人 更不是偉人,但我是能幫助妳的人。我相信,適時適度的抒發情緒對工作上是有很大的助益的,讓梁曉尊帶妳走過人生中最低潮的時刻,陪妳共同創造出屬於妳的美麗世界。用正面的角度向前方看,妳會發現這世界上沒有解決不了的問題,別擔心,再大的問題有我梁曉尊在,我會帶領你搭往成功的下一站。