The Prospects for Space Commerce in the Aftermath of 9-11| Space Future

By Dr. David Livingston, The Space Show, Posted 03/11/09


Surprisingly, this article, written 7 years ago (2002) by the founder of “The Space Show”, still has much to commend it. Space commerce has certainly evolved over this time, but many of the market challenges he mentions are still there and his 8 recommendations for making progress are still valid. Livingston has likely interviewed more people associated with the space-based economy than anyone else on the planet, and his views have evolved, but have weathered the passage of time. That’s likely a testament to his good insights and the difficulty of the challenges facing this emerging market. However, I think he would agree that we are making progress, which is very reassuring.

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