NASA Privatization

From: Matthew Gaylor (
Date: Sun Feb 06 2000 - 23:00:14 MST

From: "Radovan Kacin" <>
Paper on NASA privatization
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 18:56:59 +0100

At the (U.S.) National Taxpayers Union Foundation there is an
interesting paper "Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: The Case
for Privatizing NASA" by Jennifer DeButts.

Radovan Kacin
Society for legal and economic education
Czech Republic

Executive Summary

Thirty years ago Americans believed that at the end of the 20th
century, people would be living like the Jetsons-- dressing in
futuristic metallic jumpsuits and planning weekend getaways to
the moon. Unfortunately, Americans are no closer to realizing
that dream today than they were thirty years ago. The reason is
because NASA, the agency entrusted with the space program, is

Today America faces a choice for the future of its space program.
It can either continue to allow the NASA bureaucracy to
monopolize space, or turn it over to the private sector where
companies have shown how to offer lower costs and greater
innovation than government. This paper summarizes the reasons why
reform of the space program is necessary and advocates
privatizing NASA to relieve the stranglehold on the
telecommunications industry and other areas of the private


I would like to draw to your attention the WIRED Mag. January 00
issue. As usually, it has some nice articles, this time including
nanotech, Skycar and also "Who Needs NASA?" - on DIY

The issue can be read on-line at


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