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Space Traffic Control: The Next Free Global Utility?

By Mark Stout

Note: this article originally appeared in Air University’s The Wright Stuff.

Depending how you look at it, the United States has been the world’s policeman somewhere between two (the dissolution of the Soviet Union) and seven (our entrance into World War II) decades.  Today, we are also humanity’s foremost space watcher and may even be on our way to serving as the world’s space traffic cop.  So… is this a good thing?