Astra Is Latest Rocket Company to Go Public

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Feb.25 — The return of the space race has more companies and investors looking for ways to get into the industry. Astra is the first rocket company since 1990 to announce it will go public, and the latest space SPAC since Virgin Galactic in 2019. The California garage startup, which now occupies a quarter-of-a-million square foot facility in Alameda, is valued at $2 Billion. The company provides rocket launches for $3 Million each, significantly less than that of SpaceX and Rocket Lab. Bloomberg’s Emily Chang reports.

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