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How We All Might Get Rich: Alternative Civil and Commercial Space Futures


Jeffrey Becker, “A Strategic Pivot to Outer Space,” The Strategy Bridge, July 20, 2020.

Jeff Bezos, “Our Future In Space,” YouTube video by Washington National Cathedral, 51:56-1:18:00, November 10, 2021.

Business Insider India, “Asteroids contain metals worth quintillions of dollars — but mining them won’t necessarily make your richer than Bezos or Musk,” Business Insider India, June 30, 2021.

Casey Handmer, “The Space X Starship Is a Very Big Deal,” Casey Handmer’s Blog.

Kris Holland, “Space Solar Power a Solution to the Carbon Crisis,” YouTube video by Kris Holland, April 20, 2016.

Tom Kalil, “Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization,” White House Blog, October 14, 2014.

Peter Garretson, editor, The State of the Space Industrial Base 2021, Pages 37-52, Nov 15, 2021.

U.S. Space Force, The Future of Space 2060: Implications for US Strategy, Pages 4-18, September 5, 2019.

Robert Walker, “Asteroid Resources Could Create Space Habs For Trillions; Land Area Of A Thousand Earths,”  Science 2.0, September 17, 2018.

Brian Wang, “Exponential industrialization of space is more important than combat lasers and hypersonic fighters,” Next Big Future, October 26, 2017.

The White House, The United States Space Priorities Framework, December 2021.

Click here to view Jeffrey Becker’s slides.