Nescape Now?

For years, advocates of commercial spaceflight have been eagerly awaiting what is often called the “Netscape moment” for the industry. It’s a reference to the August 1995 initial public offering (IPO) of stock in Netscape, the Silicon Valley startup best known for its eponymous web browser. The stock price soared on the first day of trading, triggering a wave of investment in other companies involved in the Internet that led to the dot-com boom of the late 1990s. Since then, that initial rush of money into Netscape—that “Netscape moment”—has been recalled any time an IPO or other major financial event has signaled the dawning of a new industry. … (The Space Review)

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