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Originally posted by LoganCale
I really think that NASA should step aside somewhat and just work on research. Private industries seem better suited to go into space these days, since NASA isn't doing much.
I'd like to see commercial spaceflights in six years and an oribiting space hotel (or at least plans for one) in ten. Private spaceflight 20-50 years after that. (or sooner, maybe...)
The only thing about private spaceflight is that there will have to be locations for people to want to go to.