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Space Exploration Is Best In Hands of NASA, Not Private Sector

Much is often made of the free market as a force for innovation, and rightly so. The constraints of the market have proven to be a great impetus for …

Space: The Final Frontier of Profit?

A debate on the pros and cons of commercializing the cosmos; valuing asteroids at $20 trillion each. Taylor Dinerman makes a case against private space.<p>President Barack Obama's proposed plan for NASA bets that the private sector—small, entrepreneurial firms as well as traditional aerospace …

Space Exploration

The Pros and Cons of Privatized Space Exploration

Not everybody is over the moon about it<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week, Avatar director James Cameron painted a rosy picture of privatized space exploration, suggesting that the president's anemic NASA budget will clear the way for competitive market forces to jump-start …

Commercial Space Travel May Bring Science Benefits, Advocates Say

Launching NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard commercial spaceships may have its risks, but the payoffs from lower-cost flights …

The Privatization Of Space Offers A New Hope For Humanity

Private space travel was effectively illegal until 2004. Then came along the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, which ripped away the …

Space Travel

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How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

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Upgrading Bike Storage Possibilities: Modern Outdoor Bike Garage

Biking adventures are something to hold dear. The freedom a bike can give you is hard to ignore, whether you use the bike in the city or in nature. …

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