Comments
Private Firms Flock To Space Exploration
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Gary_EL
50%
50%
Gary_EL,
User Rank: Ninja
5/20/2014 | 12:17:12 PM
Re: Exactly the way it should be
Or better yet, some ambitious capitalist will figure out a way to make money out there, and a REAL Space Race will begin. Then, we will really begin to become a space faring species
Whoopty
50%
50%
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
5/20/2014 | 9:54:37 AM
Re: Exactly the way it should be
Indeed it's pretty exciting. Commercialisation might mean that the days of heady idealism with space are coming to an end (but Neil Tyson would argue it was always about Cold War weaponisation anyway) but it does mean competition will bring costs down, which means the rest of us may one day get to venture into space at a price that's not just for millionaires.
Gary_EL
50%
50%
Gary_EL,
User Rank: Ninja
5/19/2014 | 4:42:07 PM
Exactly the way it should be
Like in so many other areas, the Federal Government did the missionary work, absorbed the enormous cost and the risk of failure. And, once things settle down to the point where goals  (and prices!) can be established, then it's time for private industry to take over. It's very heartening to see that space industry has matured to this point.


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July 22, 2014
Sophisticated attacks demand real-time risk management and continuous monitoring. Here's how federal agencies are meeting that challenge.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A UBM Tech Radio episode on the changing economics of Flash storage used in data tiering -- sponsored by Dell.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.