Thursday, May 17, 2012

Welcome to your new space overlords: "SpaceX to launch first private space rocket on Saturday"

Here, via RawStory. Now, the big question, the huge question, is if there's actually anything valuable out there that would really justify the huge cost of building lots of rockets and doing everything else that comes with that, but, if asteroid mining or some other kind of space mining is actually viable, and actually something that private companies could feasibly do, we're potentially in trouble. We're in trouble because these are unaccountable private companies going into space instead of democratically controlled government projects that could benefit both the world and individual countries as a whole. The thought of private space initiatives to make money brings up memories of "The Company" in the Aliens movies.

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