Pondering The Bogus And Artificial Line Between “Government Space” and “Commercial Space”

Posted: June 8, 2010 in Commercial Space, Government and Industry...Together!, Government Space

Commercial space haters conveniently ignore the fact the U.S. government creates virtually none of the space capability our nation enjoys.

Who does?  Commercial companies, as epitomized by Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, and the like, and now, by SpaceX.

I suppose the students in culminating astro classes at USAFA, Cal Poly, Utah State, John Hopkins, or MIT might actually build a mirco sat that is hosted on something else from time to time, but let’s get real: we are effectively totally dependent on industry to deliver space capabilities.

So why all the angst over “commercial” versus “government” space?  I’m really not sure except that it probably has to do with power, ego, and money.


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