It seems conversation of space and it's mysteries has really taken off on this forum! So let me start in by saying my knowledge on space is very limited(old school sci-fi reader), that said I'm curious on what people think about the private sector taken on some of the responsibilities of our Space program; For me, I can see this as a good thing! With corporations vying for NASA contracts I can see this leading to a boom in space technology, as they say competition is the mother of innovation! Of course on the other hand(there always seems to be another hand) corporations are known for dirty tactics; espionage, selling of secrets, etc... Being that this is a subject that is rather old, hell probably since the dawning of NASA, it has probably been debated on this site before, but since we seem to have some new blood I'm curious on what their stance is on this subject.