What happens when companies and countries decide to ignore the rules of space, and who is actually responsible for keeping them in line?
Since the Concorde was retired in 2003 - the world hasn't seen another supersonic transport aircraft. But there are a new wave of companies trying to bring the idea of a supersonic passenger aircraft back from the dead.
As humans look to explore commercial space flight and populate other planets there's a growing concern that space junk could pose a very real threat to our future space endeavours. So how do we actually go about cleaning up space?
Years ago, people believed space travel was impossible. But now the next crazy idea is mining space for the resources that will save Earth’s ecosystem, our global economies, and enable our species to keep growing.
We meet Peter Beck, the Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab - a company building launch vehicles (i.e rockets) for the small satellite market, and which has built their own rocket launch facility on the east coast of New Zealand.
Flavia Tata Nardini shares the story of Fleet Space Technologies, an Australian startup that's building a constellation of nano-satellites to power the internet of things.