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Private space flights??

Recently, Obama concluded that there is no need to spend again to go to moon in view of burgeoning fiscal deficit! NASA…National Aeronautics and Space Administration..has to reconcile to his decision and put its fight ambitions on hold indefinitely.

Manned exploration to the moon – are very expensive and the safety standards developed to combat radiations are not always foolproof causing risk to sensitive human body. Obama has proposed something not done till now – asking private players such as commercial spaceflight companies to develop the next generation rockets and spacecraft – found cheaper and faster than what NASA can do. Needless to say, the space will remain the domain of the US government and will not be opened to private capital till such time it is safe to encourage ‘private’ human space flights.

The Airline industry was opened to the private players in the early 20th century and skies were domain of US government till then. With effective regulations and safety checks complied by the private players along with private investment, the airline industry prospered.

What say? Soon, we could have a weekend getaway in the ‘Venus’ planet?? ‘Jet’ ting across the space!


About Raman Ramamurthy

I am a Management consultant, an avid reader, play Lawn tennis in my leisure time and love Music. Presently, I am settled in India along with my wife and my son.


2 thoughts on “Private space flights??

  1. The thought of having a weekend getaway on a planet sounds cool, but it seems like for now it will remain a dream since advancement of space exploration has been put to a halt. I agree though that in the near future just like our airspace the outer-space will soon be open to all. A good article to read.


    Posted by brandy2424 | February 4, 2010, 11:48 am

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