[BUSINESS] Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria's "PlanetSpace.Com"
- Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria
Yes, he's a medical doctor, but Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria isn't on our
list for some type of medical advancement. Instead, it is the
entrepreneur in him that intrigues us. Kathuria and partner, Geoff
Sheerin, are behind PlanetSpace, a company competing with the likes
of Virgin Galactic in the space tourism industry.
Kathuria was a founding director of MirCorp, the company that sent
billionaire Dennis Tito into space for $20 million in 2001, and now
he wants to expand on those efforts and advancements, giving anyone
the opportunity to travel to space.
Kathuria has said that PlanetSpace has a list of 3,000 people ready
to drop $200,000 for a 30-minute, suborbital jaunt into space, and he
has reportedly indicated plans to sell a reality show around the
space flights. With the first trips estimated to begin in a year or
two, we will be keenly watching Kathuria build up his space empire in