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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

Obama Wants To Privatize Space Travel

Mostly, these private firms would be tasked with transporting cargo and astronauts into space.<p><b>Bonus: Click here to see the commercial spaceships →</b><p>NASA would stick around, but proponents of the plan see it turning into a "conduit" for tech developed outside the federal government.<p>WSJ: Contract …

Time to Privatize NASA

John Glenn’s 1962 spaceflight and the Apollo moon landings were inspiring achievements. Unfortunately, the recently announced plan to give the …

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 …