Like the US banning private launch vehicles through to 1984?
I'm not allowed to have an unshielded reactor in my backyard either. Fucking liberals.
Yours is just more of the Science as ideology. How about a couple minutes for you to understand exactly why it wasn't allowed.....playing that time passing song....
Times up, BZZZZT! - No it wasn't evul democrats or Beyonce flashing the Illuminati sign at a burning man festival. Not even free birth control for women.
1. Understand that the amount of energy let loose in even a small rocket launch is pretty impressive. So it sort of makes sense to limit especially early private launching, as failure was not only an option, it was pretty likely.
Note of course, if you support second amendment rights to own artillery and hand grenades, you might have an argument there. I mean come on - Just assault rifles does not make for a well armed militia. Sheesh - next thing you know, we won't allow little children to mess with fully automaitic weapons.
Sorry - had one too many cups of coffee this morning. But rocketry is dangerous work, kinda accidentally kills people once in a while. That's no biggie, but it might level a job creator's house, and then the economy will fail , you betchya.
2. There were some hatey people who wanted to kill us, thad they were launching these flamey explodey things. Perhaps we were a little afraid that we might accidentally set off World war 3 when an early private launch of our own, unfettered by government regulations, failed and wiped out a town?
Eventually though, we'd all settle back down and figure out the sticks and stones we were going to fight World War 4 with.
Or maintaining a launch oligopoly funded on the public dollar through to the last decade? Or paying a few tens of billions to develop a huge rocket while not paying a few billion to get someone like SpaceX to develop said rocket.
So what you are telling me is that for some odd reason, despite private rocket launches in their own facilities using their own rockets is now considered okay, and done on a regular basis, you are still in a white hot seething astrorage anger and feeling much butthurt because of the way it used to be a long time ago?
Do you have any newsletters about the evil radical-diabolical Communist Franklin Delano Roosevelt and how he is spreading soclialism from his gravesite? It's important to get that news out.
Think I'm making fun of you? You got that right.