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Solar Satellites Affirmative

Solar Satellites Affirmative

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09/14/2012

There's private investment in the space industry now

Bruce Cordell, PhD planetary and space physics, Weizmann postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, ex-physics
professor at the California State University, space scientist, worked with NASA. May 11 08 ("space
entrepreneurs" http://21stcenturywaves.com/blog/category/perspectives/)[JWu]

As the space tourism industry prepares for launch, today’s aspiring space adventurers are not limited to
just reading about cosmic joys, but will soon experience them personally. Bert Rutan, the dean of space-
tourism advocates
, who won the $ 10 million X-Prize in 2004, believes he can fly 100,000 passengers on
his suborbital spaceships by 2020
! Rutan is currently supplying spaceships to British billionaire Richard
Branson’s Virgin Galactic and expects the first launch in 2010 for about $ 200,000 per person.
Branson’s passengers will zoom to 60 miles altitude and officially enter space. The first-ever space
tourism price war is taking shape according to the Wall Street Journal
(3/26/08) as XCOR Aerospace
will offer thrill-seekers a ride to 37 miles altitude
featuring 2 minutes of zero-g, for only $ 100,000.

Private space industry is on the rise

Bruce Cordell, PhD planetary and space physics, Weizmann postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, ex-physics
professor at the California State University, space scientist, worked with NASA. May 11 08 ("space
entrepreneurs" http://21stcenturywaves.com/blog/category/perspectives/)[JWu] (MEP is macro-engineering
project)

The space tourism industry can be thought of as a spectacular, but secondary MEP — analogous to the
famous 1912 passenger ship the Titanic (minus the sinking!) — heralding the approaching Maslow
Window
of 2015. Because of their innovations, space entrepreneurs stimulate public, business,
government
, and even international interest in space as they develop new concepts that challenge
historical approaches and promise new adventures and profits. Wave Guide 6 posts will monitor the space
entrepreneurs’ progress and their impact on the rapidly approaching 2015 Maslow Window.

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