Space Enterprise: Beyond NASA

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Praeger, 1990 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
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The Challenger disaster, according to this book, signalled the end of NASA's domination of space - at least for commercial purposes. Gump claims that after two decades of doldrums, the space industry is about to enter the new era of free enterprise. Space Enterprise outlines the parameters for the development and growth of a new space industry fuelled by the competitiveness of private enterprise. This historic shift from government to private leadership in space is evidenced in the many large and small companies already planning private space stations and battling to create their own launches at far lower costs than NASA's projects.

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The Overdue Frontier
Pushed Beyond Its Limits
The Birth of a New Industry

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About the author (1990)

DAVID P. GUMP has experience in space commerce from the vantage point of marketing and publishing. His credits include the creation in 1983 of Space Business News, the major newsletter serving the space commerce field.

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