Skip to comments."Capitalism in Space:Private Enterprise & Competition Reshape the Aerospace Launch Industry"
Posted on 03/26/2018 9:21:26 AM PDT by Voption
...since the beginning of the 21st century the U.S. government has struggled to create and maintain a viable launch industry...Even as the federal government struggled with this problem, a fledgling crop of new American private launch companies have emerged in the past decade, funded initially by the vast profits produced by the newly born internet industry. These new companies have not been motivated by national prestige, military strength, or any of the traditional national political goals of the federal government. Instead, these private entities have been driven by profit, competition, and in some cases the ideas of the visionary individuals running the companies, resulting in some remarkable success, achieved with relatively little money and in an astonishingly short period of time
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Capitalist Pigs in Space!
“Zimmerman is an award-winning independent science journalist and historian who has written four books and innumerable articles on science, engineering, and the history of space exploration and technology for Science, Air & Space, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and a host of other publications. He also reports on space, science, and culture on his website, http://behindtheblack.com. He does not work for any aerospace company and has never received any money from NASA for his reporting.
His books include Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel (Joseph Henry Press), which won the American Astronautical Societys Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award in 2003 as that years best space history for the general public. He also has written Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8 (Mountain Lake Press) and The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It (Princeton University Press).”
Plus, it busts up stuff over the heads of 40 percent of the country’s snowflakes.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Ripped a Plasma Hole in Earth’s Ionosphere
This SpaceX Rocket Ripped a Giant Hole in Earth’s Atmosphere
By Rae Paolettaon March 23, 2018
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