This does have some overlap with the Science and Technology thread, but it really is specific to activities closely related to space exploration.
So it seems that the US government has given free rein to corporations to mine the hell out of space. Now I support companies (and corporations) to be rewarded --even handsomely-- for the risk they take going out to space. But in reading this article it sounds as if this is the first step of corporate dominance outside of the Earth-Political Sphere. And that -- as paranoid as it sounds -- does make me quite a bit nervous.
(Also I'll repost this again here since it's more relevant in this thread.)
It's interesting. The US says that it no longer is going to be build a successor to the ISS. But it could it be because the Russia is planning to build a permanent moon base in 2030? It sounds as if another space war is looming. And oddly, I'm really hope it is. That's means that all the green tech that we're creating and strides in fusion will kick into high gear. Science, math, and technology are going to get a huge boost in funding and resources at least for 2 decades after whenever this starts.
Edited by DarkNemesis, 08 December 2015 - 03:22 PM.