The Privatization of Space Exploration

The Privatization of Space Exploration

They have plans for future tourism in space and safer shuttles. Solomon details current US and international laws dealing with space use, settlement, and exploration, and offers policy recommendations to facilitate privatization.

Author: Lewis D. Solomon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351476348

Category: Computers

Page: 128

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Space was at the center of America's imagination in the 1960s. President John F. Kennedy's visionary statement captured the mood of the day: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." The Apollo mission's success in July 1969 made almost anything seem possible, but the Cold War made space flight the province of governmental agencies in the United States. When the Apollo program ended in 1972, space lost its hold on the public interest, as the great achievements wound down. Entrepreneurs are beginning to pick up the slack-looking for safer, more reliable, and more cost effective ways of exploring space. Entrepreneurial activity may make create a renaissance in human spaceflight. The private sector can energize the quest for space exploration and shape the race for the final frontier. Space entrepreneurs and private sector firms are making significant innovations in space travel. They have plans for future tourism in space and safer shuttles. Solomon details current US and international laws dealing with space use, settlement, and exploration, and offers policy recommendations to facilitate privatization. As private enterprise takes hold, it threatens to change the space landscape forever. Individuals are designing spacecraft, start-up companies are testing prototypes, and reservations are being taken for suborbital space flights. With for-profit enterprises carving out a new realm, it is entirely possible that space will one day be a sea of hotels and/or a repository of resources for big business. It is important that regulations are in place for this eventuality. These new developments have great importance, huge implications, and urgency for everyone.
Categories: Computers

The Consequential Frontier

The Consequential Frontier

Superb."⁠—Rivka Galchen, author of Little Labors This in-depth work of reportage dares to ask what’s at stake in privatizing outer space Earth is in trouble—so dramatically that we’re now scrambling to explore space for valuable ...

Author: Peter Ward

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612198019

Category: Law

Page: 176

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"A lucid, bright and essential work of reporting, analysis and genuine care. Peter Ward has given us a new way to think about private endeavors in space. Superb."⁠—Rivka Galchen, author of Little Labors This in-depth work of reportage dares to ask what’s at stake in privatizing outer space Earth is in trouble—so dramatically that we’re now scrambling to explore space for valuable resources and a home for permanent colonization. With the era of NASA’s dominance now behind us, the private sector is winning this new space race. But if humans and their private wealth have made such a mess of Earth, who can say we won’t do the same in space? In The Consequential Frontier, business and technology journalist Peter Ward is raising this vital question before it’s too late. Interviewing tech CEOs, inventors, scientists, lobbyists, politicians, and future civilian astronauts, Ward sheds light on a whole industry beyond headline-grabbing rocket billionaires like Bezos and Musk, and introduces the new generation of activists trying to keep it from rushing recklessly into the cosmos. With optimism for what humans might accomplish in space if we could leave our tendency toward deregulation, inequality, and environmental destruction behind, Ward shows just how much cooperation it will take to protect our universal resource and how beneficial it could be for all of us.
Categories: Law

Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety

Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety

Investment in the future of space exploration will cost billions of dollars; this book provides ample background and the impetus to enable policy makers, the aerospace community, and the general public to make balanced, educated decisions ...

Author: Joseph N. Pelton

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: UVA:X030112227

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 386

View: 440

Part history, part technology, and part policy analysis, this one-of-a-kind, landmark book reviews the history of NASA's space exploration program, its astronaut safety program, the present status of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, and the options and strategic opportunities that present themselves as NASA enters its next phase of space exploration with Project Constellation. Written by one of the foremost experts on space policy, Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety, presents in a highly readable format the state of today's space technology, along with the concerns about safety in space exploration as it applies to current and future programs, and whether these issues can be reconciled and translated into a viable future space policy. The book thoroughly explores NASA's options and how these options are tempered and influenced by astronaut safety considerations as well as by uncertain Congressional funding and complex organizational management issues. It also considers the impact of international participation and the increasing prospect of the privatization of space travel. Shuttle tragedies, interviews with key experts, surveys, and extensive research on the Shuttle, ISS, and related NASA space safety programs, the author lays out a comprehensive presentation on where space exploration has been, where it stands today, where it is going, and where it has the potential to go. Decision makers in government (especially those involved with NASA policy and safety), members of space agencies around the world, aerospace scientists and engineers, space enthusiasts, and academicians will all find this book an indispensable and enlightening guide. Investment in the future of space exploration will cost billions of dollars; this book provides ample background and the impetus to enable policy makers, the aerospace community, and the general public to make balanced, educated decisions on how those dollars can best be spent.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Benefits of Spaceflight and Space Exploration

The Benefits of Spaceflight and Space Exploration

This book will explain the practical and scientific benefits of space exploration, from tracking climate change to global cooperation through shared research."

Author: Jason Porterfield

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781680486643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"For millennia, humanity has looked to the stars with wonder and longing. The dream of taking flight and exploring the solar system was realized in the 1950s, when the first satellites and manned orbital missions were launched. Humans continue to send scientific instruments, telescopes, and astronauts into space in an effort to learn more about the universe and about Earth. This book will explain the practical and scientific benefits of space exploration, from tracking climate change to global cooperation through shared research."
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Series Of Thought Provoking Questions

A Series Of Thought Provoking Questions

The topics of this Book include: 1.Space Radiation to Power Up Long Term Space Flight 2.ISS or IOP? 3.Shape-Shifting Seats for Solar Sanctuary Room 4.Future of Space Stations - Space Hotels at Lagrange Points 5.Solar Maximums and Private ...

Author: Ronny Hamsik

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798500271396

Category:

Page: 88

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Privatization Is The Future of Space Exploration Mankind's exploration of space is approaching its 60th anniversary. In its splendor, space exploration is a very expensive task. Just recently, the government has begun to allow private corporations to bid on and compete for the job of putting Americans in space. NASA is coming to realize that for us to progress in space, we need to do it more efficiently, and for less money. The topics of this Book include: 1.Space Radiation to Power Up Long Term Space Flight 2.ISS or IOP? 3.Shape-Shifting Seats for Solar Sanctuary Room 4.Future of Space Stations - Space Hotels at Lagrange Points 5.Solar Maximums and Private Space Industry 6.Private Space Tech and Sensitive Scientific Information 7.Bird Fly in Space 8.Simulated Space Colony Locations 9.ISS and Robotic Maintenance Power 10.NASA Needs Space Debris Collectors And Much More
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Commercial Space Exploration

Commercial Space Exploration

This volume provides the first comprehensive and unifying analysis concerning the rise of private space exploration, with a view toward developing policy that may influence real-world decision making.

Author: Jai Galliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317163770

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Not since man set foot on the moon over four decades ago has there been such passion and excitement about space exploration. This enthusiasm and eagerness has been spurred on by the fact that for the first time since the very beginning of the space age, space travel is no longer limited to an elite group of highly trained and well-disciplined military officers and test pilots. Instead, we must understand that the possibility of commercial space travel is already on our horizon and that it comes with a number of significant practical and moral challenges. Our level of scientific development and ability to influence international affairs and policy confers upon us an obligation to study the ethical, legal and social considerations associated with space exploration and understanding the potential consequences from the beginning is critical. This volume provides the first comprehensive and unifying analysis concerning the rise of private space exploration, with a view toward developing policy that may influence real-world decision making. The plethora of questions demanding serious attention - privatisation and commercialisation, the impact on the environment, health futures, risk assessment, responsibility and governance - are directly addressed in this scholarly work.
Categories: Political Science

Outer Space Development International Relations and Space Law

Outer Space Development  International Relations and Space Law

This book is a call to educators to factor equality and diversity into the process of outer space development by creating a widespread movement to teach outer space development studies to all students, especially those who study social and ...

Author: Edythe Weeks

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443846660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

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It is the eve of outer space development, but few people are aware of this. In the absence of awareness, people cannot prepare for the opportunities that will arise; and so the vast wealth likely to flow to Earth from outer space will cause ever-greater inequality and instability in our already unequal and unstable world. This book is a call to educators to factor equality and diversity into the process of outer space development by creating a widespread movement to teach outer space development studies to all students, especially those who study social and behavioral sciences. In calling for this, the author is also putting out a call to visionary thinkers to increase public awareness that outer space is already in the process of being developed. Her objective is to provide a pedagogical approach aimed at mending the knowledge gap. If we fail in this objective, we are more likely than ever before to witness ever-widening gaps of social and financial inequality. The first question that will arise as we embark on this process, of course, will be: Why outer space development? People often ask where the money will come from to develop outer space. Platinum-group metals such as iridium and osmium, and various other valuable untapped natural resources, have been discovered in abundant quantities and are likely to be mined by companies. The discovery of natural resources has sparked development projects in the past. These historical patterns of human behavior are occurring again today, as companies speed up the process of private spaceship development. A myriad of space laws and policies are already in place to support space commercialization. Recently, the 2010 NASA Authorization Act and various other laws and policies initiated by the US government have placed on the agenda plans to build advanced space transportation systems; to privatize spacecraft development; to create commercial space habitats, space stations, and space settlements; to initiate commercial space mining; to investigate spacecraft trajectory optimization for landing on near-Earth asteroids; to engage in commercial spaceport construction and interstellar-interplanetary-international telecommunications; and to launch space exploration missions to near-Earth asteroids, the Moon, Mars, and Mars’s moons. US initiatives have in the past been mirrored by the international community, and we can expect to see similar patterns arising on a global scale – indeed, as this book will demonstrate, they already are. The global community is experiencing economic recession, natural disasters, lack of opportunity, employment anxiety, failing K-12 programs, widening inequality gaps, uprisings, revolutions, revolts, unmet educational goals, and a general failure to uplift, inspire, and provide meaningful opportunities for significant portions of our population. People need something that will allow them to focus anew their talents, energies, abilities, and gifts, and use this bleak climate as an opportunity for positive change. Outer space development is emerging as an answer to this state of crisis. The question is: To whom will the benefits accrue? Many strategic decisions have already been taken regarding space development of which the global general public is unaware. Once legal rights to space resources are granted, only those with the capital to take advantage of new laws and policies will be in a position to profit from the new space industries. Only those who are in a position to “know” about outer space development will be in position to take advantage of the opportunities. It is important to remember that the global general public has for several decades being paying the start-up costs for space exploration research, science, and technology. It’s not too late to factor in equality before an infrastructure of inequality is forever with us as we venture to establish the final frontier.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Space Review

The Space Review

The topics of this Book include: 1.Space Radiation to Power Up Long Term Space Flight 2.ISS or IOP? 3.Shape-Shifting Seats for Solar Sanctuary Room 4.Future of Space Stations - Space Hotels at Lagrange Points 5.Solar Maximums and Private ...

Author: Numbers Doerle

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798500335265

Category:

Page: 88

View: 572

Privatization Is The Future of Space Exploration Mankind's exploration of space is approaching its 60th anniversary. In its splendor, space exploration is a very expensive task. Just recently, the government has begun to allow private corporations to bid on and compete for the job of putting Americans in space. NASA is coming to realize that for us to progress in space, we need to do it more efficiently, and for less money. The topics of this Book include: 1.Space Radiation to Power Up Long Term Space Flight 2.ISS or IOP? 3.Shape-Shifting Seats for Solar Sanctuary Room 4.Future of Space Stations - Space Hotels at Lagrange Points 5.Solar Maximums and Private Space Industry 6.Private Space Tech and Sensitive Scientific Information 7.Bird Fly in Space 8.Simulated Space Colony Locations 9.ISS and Robotic Maintenance Power 10.NASA Needs Space Debris Collectors And Much More
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The Future Of Spaceflight

The Future Of Spaceflight

The topics of this Book include: 1.Space Radiation to Power Up Long Term Space Flight 2.ISS or IOP? 3.Shape-Shifting Seats for Solar Sanctuary Room 4.Future of Space Stations - Space Hotels at Lagrange Points 5.Solar Maximums and Private ...

Author: Dudley Barson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798500311504

Category:

Page: 88

View: 549

Privatization Is The Future of Space Exploration Mankind's exploration of space is approaching its 60th anniversary. In its splendor, space exploration is a very expensive task. Just recently, the government has begun to allow private corporations to bid on and compete for the job of putting Americans in space. NASA is coming to realize that for us to progress in space, we need to do it more efficiently, and for less money. The topics of this Book include: 1.Space Radiation to Power Up Long Term Space Flight 2.ISS or IOP? 3.Shape-Shifting Seats for Solar Sanctuary Room 4.Future of Space Stations - Space Hotels at Lagrange Points 5.Solar Maximums and Private Space Industry 6.Private Space Tech and Sensitive Scientific Information 7.Bird Fly in Space 8.Simulated Space Colony Locations 9.ISS and Robotic Maintenance Power 10.NASA Needs Space Debris Collectors And Much More
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Proceedings of the Forty ninth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space

Proceedings of the Forty ninth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space

an incidental legal loophole may have been created which will allow for
privatizing space resources . ... In addition to all of this , a new space race is
underway involving private space travel and the newly emerging space tourism
industry .

Author:

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: 1563478773

Category: Science

Page: 640

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Categories: Science

The Implications of the Privatization of Space Telecommunications on International Organizations

The Implications of the Privatization of Space Telecommunications on International Organizations

INTRODUCTION " The Space Revolution of the mid - twentieth century must be
regarded as the most significant of all those great revolutions of history which
have affected the fate of ... The first stage constitutes the space exploration period
.

Author: Steve Bochinger

Publisher: National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada

ISBN: UCSD:31822033376617

Category: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

Page: 254

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Categories: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

The Planetary Report

The Planetary Report

Soon after hearing about the demise of the Mars ' 96 mission I realized that the
microdot with Planetary Society members ' names was lost too , and I was ...
JOEL W . POWELL , Calgary , Alberta , Canada a desire to be rid of the endless
government bureaucracies involved in space exploration . But I believe that
privatization will replace the endless government problems with endless
business problems .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006045555

Category: Astronautics in astronomy

Page:

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Categories: Astronautics in astronomy

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

NEWS AND NOTES O The Center for Environmental Philosophy , in cooperation
with the UNT Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies , the SWRI Center
for Space Exploration Policy Research , and the National Space Society , will ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066380182

Category: Bioethics

Page:

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Categories: Bioethics

Privatizing Peace

Privatizing Peace

This book explores the privatization of space and its global impact on the future of commerce, peace and conflict.

Author: Wendy N. Whitman Cobb

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000095425

Category: Science

Page: 138

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This book explores the privatization of space and its global impact on the future of commerce, peace and conflict. As space becomes more congested, contested, and competitive in the government and the private arenas, the talk around space research moves past NASA’s monopoly on academic and cultural imaginations to discuss how Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is making space "cool" again. This volume addresses the new rhetoric of space race and weaponization, with a focus on how the costs of potential conflict in space would discourage open conflict and enable global cooperation. It highlights the increasing dependence of the global economy on space research, its democratization, plunging costs of access, and growing economic potential of space-based assets. Thoughtful, nuanced, well-documented, this book is a must read for scholars and researchers of science and technology studies, space studies, political studies, sociology, environmental studies, and political economy. It will also be of much interest to policymakers, bureaucrats, think tanks, as well as the interested general reader looking for fresh perspectives on the future of space.
Categories: Science

College Reading and Study Skills

College Reading and Study Skills

In the 1990s Galileo will orbit in space around Jupiter . Such missions greatly
enlarged scientific knowledge about the formation of planets and the geology of
the solar system . Under Nixon , emphasis had shifted from exploration and
science ...

Author: Nancy V. Wood

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: PSU:000026612614

Category: Education

Page: 478

View: 187

In College Reading and Study Skills, students are taught to read textbooks and exam questions; to listen and take notes on lectures, assignments, and other instructions; to speak in organized groups, class discussions, reporting situations; and to plan and write college papers and essay exams. In this edition, students are also taught improved ways to integrate higher levels of thinking into all of these communication situations.
Categories: Education

Dare to Succeed

Dare to Succeed

America , a nation built on the free market and privatization of industry , lets the
government dictate space policy . NASA has a monopoly on U . S . space travel .
Frankly , I find that as bizarre as the idea of the government running Microsoft .

Author: Mark Burnett

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 078686849X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 957

The man who has lived a classic rags-to-riches life story turns his passion for daring and challenge into life lessons on personal and professional achievement. The genius behind the wildly popular Survivor series, Mark Burnett is now the hottest producer in television. What most people dont know, however, is that Burnett has his own survival story to tell, and its every bit as riveting as the show. A decade ago, he was selling t-shirts on the beach in Southern California. But through a combination of inspiration, determination, and sheer nerve, he transformed his life, went on to produce an Emmy-winning extreme sports program, and, of course, created the most popular series on the air today. A former paratrooper and an open-water certified SCUBA diver, Mark Burnett has used his life of daring experiences as a jumping-off point, and now shows readers how to chase their dreams, ignore their fears, and follow the road less traveled to personal and business success. His book unfolds like a real-life adventure story, offering valuable lessons, inspirational vignettes, and hard-hitting advice. Burnetts recipe for success encourages people to bend the rules, embrace risk, lead with compassion, learn through failure, revel in pain, and focus like a laser on their goals. By following this blend of heart and chutzpah, youll not only survive, but go on to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
Categories: Self-Help

Australian Backyard Astronomy

Australian Backyard Astronomy

Discover the stories of the heavens and our understanding of them in this beautiful book.

Author: Ragbir Bhathal

Publisher:

ISBN: 0642279438

Category: Astronomy

Page: 136

View: 669

Discover the stories of the heavens and our understanding of them in this beautiful book. Generously illustrated with star charts and pictures from the National Library of Australia and photographs from Australian and overseas astronomers, Australian Backyard Astronomy will captivate younger and older readers alike. Australian Backyard Astronomy is an engaging resource for homes and classrooms alike. Its thematic approach guides young readers through our discovery and exploration of the skies, from early celestial charts to the big bang, planets in our solar system and the universe beyond. This revised edition contains recent developments in astronomy, including information revealed by NASA's Juno spacecraft in 2016; the discovery of the oldest star by researchers at the Australian National University; and the privatisation of space exploration. Fun and simple projects throughout show children how to replicate a rainbow, the Milky Way, an expanding universe and much more.
Categories: Astronomy

Soundings

Soundings

scenarios , it shapes itself as a specific kind of policy critique ; and unlike most
space exploration fiction , it shifts focus ... fantasies of the privatization of both
space exploration and public education , in novels that made up in homiletics
what ...

Author: Gary K. Wolfe

Publisher: Old Earth Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122980357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 415

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A collection of reviews by Gary Wolfe originally published in the British monthly magazine, "Locus," from 1992-1996. Autographed by the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Journal of Space Law

Journal of Space Law

One paper addressed the process of privatization of INMARSAT , one discussed
legal and regulatory issues of routine and recurring passenger space travel , and
several of the papers planned for this session were withdrawn . In the fourth ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062243998

Category: Space law

Page:

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Categories: Space law

Encyclopedia of the American Presidency

Encyclopedia of the American Presidency

For budgetary reasons, Reagan canceled the U.S. probe, the first time the United
States essentially withdrew from an international space program (though other
parts of the agreement — to launch the European probe, for example — were ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002885359

Category: Presidents

Page: 1827

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Categories: Presidents