Honolulu Civil Beat: This Hawaii Entrepreneur Wants to Build the Moon’s First ‘Airport’

Jul 22, 2019

Sitting in his Bishop Street office the week of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Honolulu software entrepreneur Henk Rogers laid out his own plans for the moon.

Space travel is a thing these days for successful entrepreneurs like Rogers. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, is planning missions to Mars; British billionaire Richard Branson is launching a space tourism firm, Virgin Galactic, and taking it public; and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is also looking at venturing into the final frontier.

Rogers, whose own space firm is called the International MoonBase Alliance LLC, wants to create a sort of outer space way station for everyone to use, on the moon.

Photo via Honolulu Civil Beat