CNN has published an interesting opinion piece on the opportunities in space. Here’s a quick summary: “Remember what the Internet did for investment? Maybe space will do the same.” The full article is here:
I recently co-authored an op-ed in Aviation Week & Space Technology’s online edition, that takes exactly the same theme. Its title: “Unlocking Economic Value in Earth Orbit.”
The op-ed is a little more specific about what the investment opportunities are. It uses a different analogy than CNN did: they cited the Internet, we cited the Interstate Highway System. The point is the same. There are new businesses just waiting to happen in space; we need to prepare the infrastructure to support them.