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Private spaceflight industry set to take flight, federation president says - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

September 26, 2016

Private spaceflight industry set to take flight, federation president says

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:30 am

HOUSTON — Privately owned orbital facilities and regular space tourism could be a reality by the end of the next decade, the president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation said Wednesday.

Speaking to students at Rice University, Michael Lopez-Alegria compared the current state of the private space industry to the early days of commercial air flight.

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