Since the inauguration of the International Space Station in 2000, and accelerated with the termination of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, the private sector has been given an unprecedented opportunity to lead the commercialization of space. From satellite launch and operation to cargo deliveries to the International Space Station, space tourism, mineral prospecting, and colonization, the commercialization of space is capturing the imaginations of entrepreneurs and the attention of investors. Though a relatively small industry today, the private space commercialization industry promises to expand as technology improves, terrestrial resources become more scarce, and ideas for deriving value from space exploration proliferate. It is increasingly likely that appraisers will encounter opportunities to service companies in this industry. Join Michael Blake and get a launching pad for appraising companies in this young and dynamic industry.