Commercial Utilization of Space : Some Aspects of a Possible Future.

by Kenneth B. Bley, Russell D. Shaver

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A prediction of the various ways in which future space activities will affect society. Some areas in which changes will occur are residential patterns, educational goals, the arts, religion, language, and clothing. The authors claim that recent negative reports have not properly assessed the role of reuseable launch vehicles; that their use would effect savings not only in launch cost, but also in the total cost of a given space mission; and that unless such vehicles can be built inexpensively the prospects for commercial utilization of space will be dimmer. 13 pp.

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