From Science Magazine, this week, here. One research thread that our team has been pursuing is how the Space Economy might play out. SpaceX is certainly a driving force for that evolution right now. We have been conditioned to think about how SpaceX’s heavy lift and low cost might play out in terms of resource exploitation and solar system colonization, but it’s also worthwhile thinking about how such capabilities might catalyze science.
This coming Spring semester, I’ll be teaching a course along these lines. Stay tuned.