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Do you really think the administrators of the American government will allow Joe-SixPack to decide what gets done with the frontier of space? That's prime real estate buddy because it's directly above your head and your backyard. They've got satellites up there that look down on you.
Originally posted by antigovFZ777
I was thinking a lot about the guy who owns the Virgin company, his name is Branson..? I think.
Richard Branson (same guy who tried to fly none stop around the world in a hot air balloon and failed miserably, several times).
The Ansari X Prize, a competition for private suborbital spaceships, has also evoked the prospect of a new "space race". In late 2004, British aviator-financier Richard Branson announced the launch of Virgin Galactic, a company which will use SpaceShipOne technology, with hopes of launching commercial flights by 2008.
In the movie, "Contact", we see an example of this with the extreme-Christian character who smuggles a bomb onto the alien device and destroys it. That guy is out there in the real world, as well as the film world.
I'm not making the connection here. Can you tell me what you mean by this?
You have noble dreams though, and for that, I commend you.
NASA is already the space agency for the people. Criticizing it for being a political agency is funny, since political will is the will of the people. If the people don't want to pay for a certain program, you're criticizing NASA for listening?