Ripple’s Jed McCaleb is Turning His Attention to Space Exploration

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  • Ripple founder gets into space exploration by launching a Vast, a space company.
  • Vast is on a mission of assembling the world’s best engineers to build space stations.
  • McCaleb intends to preserve the Earth by venturing into space.

According to a recent press release, Jed McCaleb, an early creator of Ripple, has started a new firm called Vast with the goal of building space stations with artificial gravity. This marks a shift in focus for the cryptocurrency industry pioneer.

Artificial gravity space stations are being developed by the company Vast in order to allow scalable solutions for increasing human productivity in space. With the help of many seasoned industry professionals, including adviser Hans Koenigsmann, a prominent aerospace engineer and former vice president at SpaceX, Vast is currently in the process of assembling a team of engineers that is on par with the very best in the world in order to construct the space industry of the future.

McCaleb, while expressing his beliefs and ambition behind Vast said:

I have always believed in leveraging technology to reduce inefficiency and improve the human condition. To expand human habitation in space, we have to create technologies that perfect sustainability.

Furthermore, he continued saying that the solar system has an astounding abundance of resources and that if we had access to such resources, we would be able to keep our planet healthy while allowing our civilization to expand and prosper.

According to McCaleb, if large human populations are able to dwell in space, then we will be able to construct the industry and infrastructure required to get access to those resources on a massive scale.

The Ripple co-founder said that by spreading our home into space, we may save Earth for thousands of years.

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