MarkWhittington writes: According to a post in the NewSpace Journal, the upcoming report prepared by Bigelow Aerospace on behalf of NASA will call for a public/private partnership to facilitate a return to the moon. It also calls for a regime respecting private property rights on the moon as an incentive for private lunar exploration and economic development. The model is said to be the Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) program and the follow on Commercial Crew Program that developed commercially run spacecraft with government subsidies and promises of government contracts.
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