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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

Financing the New Space Industry

Breaking Free of Gravity and Government Support

Authors: McCurdy, Howard E.

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  • Compares new space investment strategies to earlier ambitious projects from the history of transportation
  • Examines the challenges of attracting financial support from an appropriate mix of traditional investors, government agencies, and motivated individuals
  • Appeals to scholars, students, and practitioners interested in space exploration, the history of science and technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, astronautics, finance, and public-private partnerships
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This Palgrave Pivot investigates the efforts of five aerospace companies—SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Orbital Sciences, and the Boeing Company—to launch their entry into the field of commercial space transportation. Can private sector firms raise enough capital to end the usual dependence on government funding? What can historical examples of other large-scale transportation initiatives, such as the first transcontinental railway and the first commercial jetliner, teach us about the prospects of commercial space flight? As Howard E. McCurdy shows, commercializing space is a great experiment, the outcome of which will depend on whether new space entrepreneurs can attract support from a variety of traditional and nontraditional sources.

About the authors

Howard E. McCurdy is Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32292-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32291-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Financing the New Space Industry
Book Subtitle
Breaking Free of Gravity and Government Support
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32292-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32292-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32291-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 122
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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