• Trump wants free-market outer space

    5 monthes ago - By Finance Commerce

    “New Space” requires new rules. That's the view of the National Space Council, which held its second gathering Wednesday to address what the Trump administration says are outdated, overly burdensome regulations that were written for an earlier era when the U.S. government was the prime actor off-planet and rocket launches were both rare and prohibitively ...
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  • Trump's commerce secretary wants to turn the moon into a 'gas station for outer space'

    Trump's commerce secretary wants to turn the moon into a 'gas station for outer space'

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said one of the Trump administration's goals is to turn the moon "into a kind of gas station for outer space."
    The idea has been floated before, with a recent study suggesting a refueling station on the moon could save huge amounts of energy.
    Ross also praised Elon Musk for the recent launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket and said the Trump administration wants to push deregulating commercial space exploration.
    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that the Trump administration's goals include using the moon as a way station for expeditions to explore...
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