George Abbey on space entrepreneurs

Former Johnson Space Center Director and Senior Fellow in Space Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute, George Abbey, writes for the Houston Chronicle this week on the “nearly flawless debut of SpaceX” and the benefits of competition for spaceflight.

Abbey notes that the heightened competition parallels the aerospace industry before its consolidation in the post-Cold War era and has the potential to significantly lower the cost of space access, much as the aviation pioneers of the 1920s and 1930s paved the way for commercial aviation today.

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