License to Orbit
Two leading experts on space systems with decades of experience in the field provide important and current insights as to: - The Billionaire Players: The lives, ambitions and struggles of the billionaires who are funding and supporting the new commercial space industry. - The Global Perspective: Who are the global participants in the commercial space business and their strengths and weaknesses. - Comprehensive Review: A wide-ranging review and assessment of the various launch systems, the ever expanding number of spaceports and even proposed private space habitats (also known as space hotels) - Public Space Agencies vs. Private Space Industries: What is the nature of the strained relations and the alternative goals of space agencies versus private space flight industry. - Future Space Technologies: Descriptions of the amazing new technologies that could revolutionize space exploration and space industries in coming decades and how commercial systems might accelerate new trends. - Strategic Concerns with Private Space: What is the strategic nature of commercial space initiatives and the possible shifting US policy in this area - Interdisciplinary Perspective: The evolving interdisciplinary nature of commercial space in terms of launch technology, safety concerns, insurance, laws and regulation, financial requirements, and marketing strategies.