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11/19/2011 | 1:38:23 AM
re: NASA: Commercial Space Flight Faces Delay
Why should the American taxpayer continue to make risk public and profit private? There are many companies that specialize in making loans to technology start ups; why is NASA suddenly in this speculative domain? I do not see the logic in bankrolling multi million dollar corporations so they can later sell the public the privilege of using the technology we paid for to begin with. If we are financing these startups then we should receive shares commensurate with our investment. Last time I checked that's how it worked. Providing public funds for university research is money well spent, but pouring public money into private companies without receiving any ownership is absurd.


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