The People of NewSpace: Jeff Greason – Space Policy: The 20 Year Plan
Best of the 2010-2013 Archive
: The second of bookend space policy speeches, delivered in 2012. The Co-founder and CEO of XCOR Aerospace states the case with eloquent logic for a free market in space. Mr. Greason argues that the time has passed for central planning of all space exploration efforts, that we can only be successful if we create the conditions that allow individuals – free people – to own the assets (labor and capital) that not only allow for subsistence, but for excess capacity, for success and failure. It is this excess capacity, he maintains, that will eventually result in wealth, trade and enduring settlement.