The National Space Society has published a position paper on establishing an Outer Space Private Investment Corporation. The objective for this paper is to inform key leaders in government, the space industry and the finance community as to the potential benefits of a new federally-chartered agency focused on supporting the financing of important new space infrastructure and related businesses. This would be an important new means of strengthening U.S. presence in space and commercial space enterprises and one focused largely on reducing financing risks on capital intensive initiatives.
Excellent! Is this something that could be included in March Storm 2019?
This legislation will be a nice accelerator to space settlement.
I hope it will include the proviso that capital funds NOT be used to purchase real estate on space bodies. There are too many fences and private areas on earth and we do not want that restriction happening on Luna or Mars. We want the feeling of frontier freedom to follow us up there on our exploratory jaunts.
Private ownership of space makes for class wars. Let’s be sure to leave them at home. ;=]