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Space: The Free-Market Frontier. Interview with Edward Hudgins

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Michael and Edward Hudgins (of the Atlas Society) get together that about SPACE and his new book, Space: The Free-Market Frontier.  Hudgins explains government boondoggles related to space stations, space regulation, rocketry, and rocket manufacturing supply chain issues … like depending on Russian manufacturers for all sorts of equipment. He’s even done stuff with Buzz Aldrin, who walked on the moon (and memorably shouted at it with Liz Lemon).

Hudgins, who spent his childhood fascinated with Space and Astronomy, interned at Goddard Space Flight Center and got to follow the first moon landing from a major space center.  Since then, Space has been a passion for him.

Hudgins put together his book with the Cato Institute, after a conference he designed on the Free Market and Space.  Hudgins has been working on the free market in space and space travel for some time now. 

He points to the deregulation of the air lines that lead to lower prices for consumers.  Despite the deregulation of many industries and sectors, the government maintained a monopoly on space.  Elon Musk, of SpaceX  has revealed a manned capsule to put humans into space.  

He advocates for allowing human innovation and entrepreneurship to flourish without government regulation and restriction.  He encourages free, open-market solutions to space travel to make it more affordable and practical for everybody.

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