Mystery rocket company goes public at Alameda Point - February 23, 2020
“Astra has raised more than $100 million from investors including Acme, Advance, Airbus Ventures, Canaan Partners, Innovation Endeavors, and Salesforce co-founder Marc Benioff,” reported Bloomberg News. Besides the commercial market for gathering data such as agricultural crop status and drought conditions, performing disaster reconnaissance, and providing satellite telecommunication, the Pentagon is also hoping Astra is successful. Astra has been testing its rocket engines inside the Navy’s old jet engine test facility at Alameda Point. And they are assembling rockets in the nearby Building 360 once used by the Navy to overhaul aircraft engines.