Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×

+ - Neil deGrasse Tyson says that private business will not open the space frontie-> 1 1

MarkWhittington writes: Neil degrasse Tyson, the famous astrophysicist and media personality offered something of a reality check on the potential of commercial enterprises to open the space frontier without the aid of government

Specifically referencing SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk’s boast that he would establish a Mars colony, Tyson said on a recent video podcast, "It's not possible. Space is dangerous. It's expensive. There are unquantified risks. Combine all of those under one umbrella; you cannot establish a free market capitalization of that enterprise."

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Neil deGrasse Tyson says that private business will not open the space frontie

Comments Filter:
  • I don't believe Musk ever said he'll fund a Mars colony.
    I believe he stated he wants to make it feasible, as affordable as possible.
    Even if he drops space access cost by 80% and a Mars colony never materializes, he'll still have done a great favor for mankind.
    I do believe a half a dozen of private orbital space stations will happen, and his work is part of that.

Overload -- core meltdown sequence initiated.

Working...