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Billionaire private investment is good for the space industry, whether we like it or not.

Nguyen-Le, Hanh (2021) Billionaire private investment is good for the space industry, whether we like it or not. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This month sees two billionaires – Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos – perform suborbital flights on vehicles designed by their own companies. Hanh Nguyen-Le tracks the recent history of billionaire space projects, from space tourism, to operating commercially and contracting with the federal government. Despite billionaires’ unpopularity with much of the public, they argue that billionaire-involvement in space is a good thing – driving down costs, saving money for the space efforts of national governments, and increasing access to space in the long-run.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 14:27
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111769

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