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Old May 15th 06, 10:49 PM posted to sci.space.policy,sci.space.history,sci.space.station
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Default ...Lesson for Nasa! US Airmail and Aviation

Rand Simberg wrote:

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A market! A cargo! The US Airmail.

So....what is the market/cargo for space?


That is, of course, the heart of the problem. Where there is a market
- comsats of various kinds - there is substantial investment and
interest; where there isn't one, or where at the very least no one has
thought of one, there's no investment and no interest (in the financial
world).


And there has been about a billion dollars of investment in private
space vehicles recently.


So? There was a massive amount of capital invested in railroads too
back in day. (Much of it lost.) There was also massive amounts of
capital invested in the dot-bombs, (and much of it too was lost).

Furthermore, much of the investment in private space is represented by
a few individuals - not the broader financial world.

(But then, such facts and complications don't fit neatly into a
typical Randian one-liner sound bite.)

D.
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