Privatization of Space Exploration: Business, Technology, Law, and Policy

President Obama's space plan call for the privatization of space exploration.
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Piscataway, NJ ( February 13, 2010 - President Obama's plan to put space exploration in the hands of commercial organizations is a threatening prospect for NASA, but has potential to create booming progress in an area that has been stilted by funding issues and political conflicts.

Space entrepreneurs and private sector firms have already made significant innovations in space travel. They have plans for future tourism in space and safer shuttles. In the book, The Privatization of Space Exploration, Lewis D. Solomon details current US and international laws dealing with space use, settlement, and exploration. He then offers policy recommendations to facilitate privatization.

Richard Mains, of the Commercial Space Gateway, says, "It provides a very good overview of the emergence of the entrepreneurial space sector and its broad significance for the commercial space industry and NASA. It integrates several key factors that are both driving and required by these new enterprises in order to succeed. It was a pleasure to read and I commend it to any who would like a quick tour of this emerging market."

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Lewis D. Solomon is Van Vleck Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. A prolific author on legal, business, public policy, and religious topics, he has written widely in areas of social and scientific policy that deal with legal issues.

Transaction Publishers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the publisher of record in international social science.

The Privatization of Space Exploration is available from Transaction Publishers and online and traditional bookstores worldwide.

ISBN: 978-1-4128-0759-3 Cloth; 172 pages; 2008 $39.95

Journalists: To obtain a review copy, e-mail with the reviewer's name, address, and contact information.

For a discount on bulk orders, contact order department manager Nancy Conine at


Tag Words: private sector, book, exploration, nasa, space
Categories: Aerospace | Business

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