Any pure plays in private space launch companies?

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    I suspect that the industrialization of space will be the next big thing and while I am primarily interested in launch services any related services such as:

    zero-G robotics and machinery to run production facilities.

    Cleaning up space junk in near Earth orbit.

    Probable killer apps.

    I was wondering if with the private launch spaceport scheduled for opening in NM next year if I could start looking for the next Intel or Microsoft of space.
     
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    unless you are an accredited investor with access to restricted stock offerings/venture capital co's,none that I know of
     
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    I suspect they will launch from China. Republicans will make sure of it.
     
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    There should be IPOs in the near future. There are at least 5 US based rocket companies trying to get licenses for providing launch services to the public.
     
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    Willie, this industry sounds like it is one glitch away from a fatal accident that might kill 4 VIPs.

    See "Space Shuttle" for a preview of the risks involved.


     
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    Space tourism strikes me as premature too but space industrialization is only one killer app away from taking off. And why didn't your reply come up on my UCP?
     
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    That assumes that there is a major app out there that can benefit despite the costs of getting to space. Satellites have proven themselves, and military apps certainly could take off.

    I just dunno if we have the fossil fuels to support industries in space until we have a quantum energy breakthru. The tourism thingee is banking on a maximum payload value/lb.
     
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    One killer app is the price of gold. Refining materials in space involve close to zero marginal costs but I don't know the price that will be the tipping point.
     
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    at least you are consistent...
     
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    tourism isn't that far off, but it will be millions of dollars a flight
     

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