Can you guess what the most expensive object in the world is?
While you’re thinking about your answer, let me tell you what it’s not:
- It’s not the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, which cost $1.5 billion to construct.
- It’s not London’s Heathrow airport, which required $2.5 billion.
- And it’s not the Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco, which cost a whopping $7 billion.
In fact, none of those even come close to being the most expensive object in the world. The winner of this title goes to an object that is, quite literally, out of this world.
I’m talking about the International Space Station (ISS).
It’s estimated that it took over $150 billion to construct this massive space lab in the sky. That’s orders of magnitude more expensive that almost every major construction project ever built.
But here’s the thing. In the very near future, the ISS will be no more. It’s about to be decommissioned and shut down completely.
That might sound like a terrible waste of $150 billion. But for investors like you and me, this could present us with a massive profit opportunity.
Let me explain…
Out of this World Profits
For the past couple of weeks, Matt and I have been telling you about one of the most exciting investment themes we’ve ever identified:
The modern day “space race.”
As we’ve explained, this emerging sector could soon become one of the most profitable markets in history. In fact, according to Merrill Lynch, this industry could soon be worth over $3 trillion.
In the past, it would have been almost impossible for individual investors to participate in a market like this…
Why? Because until very recently, very few private companies were involved in this sector. Historically, it’s been dominated and funded by government agencies.
For instance, the $150 billion spent building the ISS primarily came from NASA, Russia, and the European Space Agency.
But recently, everything has started to change…
Modern-Day Space Race
In the modern-day space race, public government agencies aren’t the sole benefactors…
Today, private enterprises are getting involved, too.
For instance, look at Elon Musk’s SpaceX (which already commands an estimated market value of $100 billion), Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin project, or Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
And as I pointed out last week, now you can even invest in a space ETF called Procure Space ETF (UFO).
The for-profit companies in this sector have made tremendous progress — and as things continue to heat up, investors like you stand to profit handsomely…
Biggest Opportunities Still on the Horizon
In fact, we believe we’re at the ground floor of one of the biggest profit opportunities we’ve ever encountered in the space sector.
You see, as I mentioned earlier, the ISS will soon be shut down and decommissioned. More specifically, the project will be shut down by 2030. That’s just eight years away.
The ISS provides an extremely valuable set of services for companies, governments, and scientists. It allows teams from all over the world to dock, live, explore, resupply, and conduct experiments in space.
Without it, the cost to maintain long-term space operations will become out of reach for almost everyone.
Which is why agencies like NASA are encouraging private enterprises to come to the rescue…
Stay Tuned for Next Week — Here’s What’s Coming…
According to a recent report from NASA’s auditing body, NASA aims to help fund one or more commercial space stations over the next several years.
Given the fact that it currently costs about $3 billion a year to maintain the ISS, NASA could easily divert that money to a private provider…
Meaning, a small handful of companies could soon turn into multi-billion-dollar enterprises, almost overnight.
For early investors, getting in on the ground floor of one of these companies could turn into life-changing profits.
And as we’ll explain next week, we believe we’ve identified one of the most promising companies in this market…
As you’ll see, not only has this tiny California-based startup already received a government grant worth $17 million to fund its commercial space-station technology…
But it could soon receive billions of dollars more.
So stay tuned!