Private Space Station Progress

Bob Bigelow was at the reception last night. So was Leonard David, who got him to spill the beans on his “sovereign clients.” I think that Mike Gold makes an important point:

While countries in Asia and Europe take commercial advantage of space, “my fear is that this could become yet another extremely lucrative economic opportunity that is engendered here … and then shipped overseas,” Gold cautioned. “The U.S. Congress should spend less time questioning the business case of the commercial market. They need to spend more time trying to figure out how to grow that market and ensure that it happens here in the United States.”

With their blinkered “NASA must develop, own and operate its own vehicle” mentality, they are unwittingly aiding commercial space — in Russia.

10 thoughts on “Private Space Station Progress”

  1. To quote Ash in Army of Darkness regarding Harry Reid Dennis:” Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and shit… and Jack left town.”

  2. Actually, all kidding aside, someone should try to revive ZG/ZG. It will certainly be more helpful to growing commercial space than the corporate welfare approach that the current regime is engaging in.

  3. the corporate welfare approach that the current regime is engaging in.

    Oh, you mean COTS and CCDev? The Bush/Griffin Programs? IMO, the best thing they managed to accomplish.

  4. “Dennis Wingo Says:
    October 20th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Well Bigelow should get his lapdog Harry Reid to support Zero G Zero Tax.”

    That’s awesome.

  5. Looks like it is time for another ZG/ZT rant. The new congress will look much more favorably on it than the bunch in there today.

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