A British tycoon, and maybe a dozen others, are working on private spacecraft for tourists.
China has announced that they want to build a factory on the moon in the near future.
NASA still has a lock on longer, unmanned space voyages, (like to Mars), and their long-lived, outgoing probes.
So which of the three do you think will "boom" first? And how will it affect the other two? (If the Space Tourism bunch find a better, cheaper kind of propulsion, will NASA take it away from them? If China does eventually build a moon-factory, will they "stake out" at least part of the moon as belonging to China? Maybe a mining consordium starts "mining" our asteroid belt, and what if one well "mined" asteroid falls out of the belt and comes hurtling toward Earth?)
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