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What next?

Posted by: Electrolyte - Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:31 am
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Post What next?   Posted on: Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:31 am
Hiiii guys! :D
I was sitting here thinking about the X-prize and how private spaceflight is inevitably around the corner, and I'm wondering about others' thoughts as to what's next in the fields of both spaceflight and outer space in general. Should the next big thing to happen be an effort for a private spacestation, or perhaps mining expeditions, a suborbital refueling station for deepspace flights or perhaps something else?


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Post    Posted on: Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:01 pm
there's tons of topics on this already - have a look around in the forum


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Post Re: What next?   Posted on: Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:35 pm
Electrolyte wrote:
Should the next big thing to happen be an effort for a private spacestation, or perhaps mining expeditions, a suborbital refueling station for deepspace flights or perhaps something else?


The nice thing about private industry is you don't have to choose. Different companies will pursue different ideas; so maybe we'll get both a space station and refueling depot. What will determine the choices is not some central organizing committee but the forces of the free market. If the space station is more profitable than the refueling station, we'll see more space stations.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:20 am
I guess I didn't think of it that way. That's pretty cool.


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