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New Zealand's Rocket Man: Who is Peter Beck?

Henry Burrell
Tue, 02 Mar 2021

To date, Peter Beck has ensured much of his company’s rocket development has been done in NZ.
Henry Burrell
Tue, 02 Mar 2021
Rocket Lab has grown from a plucky New Zealand start up to a multi-national space company about to go public on the NASDAQ with a US$4.1 billion market valuation.Throughout its first 15 years, it has been led by a man now in his forties with a lifelong fascination with the extra-terrestrial.So, who is Peter Beck?Brought up in Invercargill, Beck’s father Russell was a director for the Southland Museum and Art Gallery and his mother was a teacher. As a teenager, Russell built a telescope for the museum he ended up working for which is still...

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