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- The billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are driving the private space sector, however, they both have different motivations and goals for doing so.
- For Musk, space colonization is a matter of saving the human species — having a Plan B. For Bezos, he believes Earth can be saved and transformed into a “residential only” zone. Goods from industrial manufacturing would be outsourced from space colonies.
- One big concern regarding Bezos’ plan is whether his company’s presence in space would someday constitute a monopoly of extraterrestrial industry.
The Consequential Frontier: Challenging the Privatization of Space