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+ - 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."

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  • 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.

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