One giant leap for capitalistkind: private enterprise in outer space

  title={One giant leap for capitalistkind: private enterprise in outer space},
  author={Victor L. Shammas and Tomas Bjerke Holen},
  journal={Palgrave Communications},
Outer space is becoming a space for capitalism. We are entering a new era of the commercialization of space, geared towards generating profits from satellite launches, space tourism, asteroid mining, and related ventures. This era, driven by private corporations such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origins, has been labeled by industry insiders as ‘NewSpace'—in contrast to ‘Old Space', a Cold War-era mode of space relations when (allegedly) slow-moving, sluggish states dominated… 

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