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“In 1987 and 1988, a Commerce Department-led interagency working group considered the feasibility of offering a one-time prize and a promise of rent to any firm or consortium that could deliver a permanent manned moon base. When asked whether such a base were realistic, private-sector representatives answered yes -- but only if NASA wasn't involved. That plan was quickly scuttled.”

from Time to Privatize NASA by Edward L. Hudgins

Elon Musk On The Daily Show

TaggedSpace, SpaceX

In case you missed it... Elon Musk contiues the - much needed - public outreach.

Third and fourth segments of the show... starting a bit past the half.

In the list of entities that have mastered launch techniques Jon Stewart forgot to mention France, but he did say "The Soviet Union" so some sarcastic jokers would say that he covered them ;-).

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