Uncharted territory. The lure of the unknown. And just like with the explorers of yore, the course of history will inevitably be altered by greed, motive, and human error.
To deal with potential attacks from China, Russia, or others in coming decades and achieve this objective, America will need to deepen its partnership with more nimble American private space companies.
Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick was in Texas this week to interview super-magnate Elon Musk, the entrepreneurial marvel behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX. Their wide-ranging conversation was part of the opening keynote at this year’s Dell World,...