If we can go to the Moon, why can´t we go to the Moon?

Answer:  a lack of governmental & legal reforms.



Here are some pro-entrepreneurial, space-related
legal reform proposals which are well worth considering. Why aren't we:

**requiring increased out-sourcing & preferably the
offering of adequate competitive prizes (instead of
monopoly-preserving government contracts) by NASA;

**demanding MEANINGFUL changes within the
federal civil service;

**enacting tax incentive$ for privately owned,
genuinely pioneering space ventures;  

**supporting the recognition of private property rights
in space

**generating more competition for NASA from
other federal agencies such as the DOD and
the NSF;

**requesting a sufficiently vigorous & free press
regarding the space sector;

**improving the export controls process...

To discuss these and other proposals, please feel
free to e-mail us at: law@SpaceProjects.com

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Why bother?

For starters, during the 1980´s the U.S.A. had nearly all of the world´s
commercial launch marketshare.  In the year 2000 our share dropped to 29%.  
 Should we care?

There´s more....Since 1999, 3 different major U.S. satellite companies
have essentially already gone bankrupt  [Iridium; ICO; & Globalstar].   

Meanwhile, on the left is NASA´s international space station (during the year 2000).  
On the right was Russia´s.

NASA´s costs several billion dollars to operate each year, is prohibitively expensive for 
most research entities, and by 2005  was merely the size of a three-bedroom home and was only half-built.
  Russia´s privatized station cost about $80 million annually, and was comparatively very accessible, price-wise.  
Nevertheless, did you know that "cost-conscious" NASA and its affiliates pressured formerly socialist
Russia to deorbit MIR, and that a tether export which could have kept it on orbit was blocked? 

Has NASA been stifling commercial space ventures that could otherwise outperform it?
(brief editorial)

Is it wi$e to maintain NASA´s official government agency monopoly?
(brief article)

..selected brief excerpts from President Eisenhower´s Farewell Address.


Squandered commercial opportunities:

Are we really getting the most that we can from NASA's $16 billion dollar annual budget?

We could probably repay our record high $15 trillion dollar national debt with the benefits
resulting from less inefficient colonization efforts on the Moon and Mars.  Such
breakthroughs would pertain to energy production, the biotech sector, robotics, mining,
chemistry, and telemedicine, etcetera. One also cannot overlook exploration´s exciting
ability to potentially inspire students to eagerly embrace math & science like they did 
during the Apollo Era when folks like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Amazon.com's Jeff
Bezos initially fell in love with such subjects. We could even learn to increasingly view
others as fellow Earthlings, not enemies, while we struggle together against the shared
hardships of the unknown.