Making Space Happen: Private Space Ventures and the Visionaries Behind Them

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Most Americans equate space exploration with NASA, but the general public is largely unaware that hundreds of passionate individuals and private organizations are working to allow ordinary people the opportunity to tour near space and to create permanent human settlements on Mars and other celestial bodies. Through a series of fascinating interviews, this book introduces the scientists, astronauts, engineers, and entrepreneurs behind the private space movement and offers a clear-eyed assessment of their prospects for success. The legal, ethical, and political challenges facing the exploitation of space resources are also explored, and issues such as environmental responsibility, safety, law enforcement, property rights, patents, and government policy are discussed.

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Paula Berinstein is an avid amateur astronomer whose articles have appeared in Odyssey magazine. She is the author of Alternative Energy, Finding Statistics Online, and The Statistical Handbook on Technology. She lives in Los Angeles.

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“Imagine meeting a century and a half ago with John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, George Eastman, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. That's what this book is like: a visit with the entrepreneurs who will be the movers and shakers of the space frontier.” —Ben Bova


“Paula Berinstein has written a lively, very readable account of ‘colorful people tackling the same basic problem in a variety of ways.’ That problem is opening up space—both near the Earth and on the Moon and Mars—to broad-scale human activity. Berinstein does an eminently fair but also very engrossing job of presenting, often in their own words, the ideas of a cross-section of space entrepreneurs...This is a must-read book for everyone interested in space development.” —John M. Logsdon, Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

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