“When they first started talking about commercializing spaceflight, I thought it was an intriguing idea but I wasn’t so sure that it could go anywhere…But I have been very pleasantly surprised by the fact that the commercial space effort has been so successful so far. It looks like they can do it. And in fact, they can do it far more efficiently than a government organization. You know, everybody knows the usual arguments here: if aviation had been left to the government, it would cost you $20,000 to fly from New York to San Francisco, and it would take three weeks to refuel the plane.”
– Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Senior Astronomer in ‘Fight for Space’, speaking on commercial vs government spaceflight
For those who may have the skewed impression that 'Fight for Space’ was a film cheerleading specifically for a government-driven space program like NASA, – or adversely, that 'Fight for Space’ was an attack on NASA – this clip provides a bit of insight into some of these conversations and the narrative we pursue.
It’s going to to take collaboration from all scientific fields, industries, and entities to develop our spacefaring future. To create this future, we must all join the #FightforSpace.