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Separation of Space and State: Abolish NASA, the Free Market is better

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Here's my pro-liberty, pro-market take on NASA and space exploration. Click the title to read the full article.

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With the Space Shuttle recently retiring from its thirty year career, itís as good of a time as ever to explore the enticing opportunity that a free market can provide us in space travel and exploration.

The space industry has been a government industry for most of our lives, in America and around the world. However, it would be a mistake to assume this proves either that space socialism1 was or is necessary or desirable.

What would be different if the government hadnít established NASA? Why is all that science fiction still fiction? Why isnít space tourism affordable and routine? Should more or less money be spent on space? What would happen if we embraced market based space travel today?

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  1. RonPaulGetsIt's Avatar
    The 1960s were a time of mainframe computers. They took up the space of a small gymnasium. Most people didn't have color TV until 1980s and now you can watch youtube on your cell phone. It is odd that the exponential advances in technology in the past 40 years we haven't been back to the moon?
  2. K466's Avatar
    Yes, that's an interesting point you have.