[FPSPACE] Robert Bigelow's Space Plans[Scanned by MAIL]
davida at cwo.com
Tue Mar 20 15:23:04 EST 2007
It is entirely possible that generations of space companies will fail
before one finds a market. This does not negate the reality that a
capitalist system is more likely to develop space than one based on
permanent subsidies from taxpayers.
Speculating that any one company is likely to find a market is rather
pointless, since its always possible that, like the restaurant
business, 90% of such companies may fail.
At 01:07 PM 3/20/2007, Matula, Thomas L. wrote:
>The big question is if any private customers will come forth for
>Bigelow's service, and if they do, if any private launch systems
>will be able to provide them service to his station. If none do then
>he will, by default, have to become a government contractor to
>survive. And that likley means modifying his station to meet
>government needs. His strategy to serve Soveriegn customers is a
>step on this pathway.
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