Originally posted by Britguy
Another angle on this is that if the private sector starts designing, building and operating space capable vehicles, at a fraction of the cost that the governments are, some folks might start asking questions about where all the taxpayers money went
I think at the very least it will be very strictly regulated. Something along the lines of the way air-traffic controllers regulate air space, with certain areas that you aren't allowed to go into.
TextThere is a lot of space to govern, and if the govenment is going to try and regulate it they are going to be in for a rough time. Perhaps it is time for all these 'secrets' ufos, spacestations, bases, etc. to finally come into the open and this just might be the way.
Originally posted by mwm1331
Uhhh yeah the U.S. government wants to restrict it, its obvious why else would NASA be creating contests based on the X-prize, why else would the FAA be creating a space tourism liscense, I mean we all know the best way to stifle private spaceflight is to fund private devolpment and liscense the operators for safety.
Originally posted by Gazrok
The only recourse may be some kind of ballistic missile to target items in space...but then you reveal that. Sure will be interesting to see what happens.