The next space age will launch after 2020, driven by competition and "adventure capitalists."



Joseph N. Pelton : Research Professor
"While the U.S. space shuttle program is put to rest, entrepreneurs like Paul Allen, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos are planning commercial launches to access low-Earth orbit and to ferry passengers to transcontinental destinations within hours. Challenges include perfecting new technologies, developing global operations, building new infrastructure, and gaining regulatory approval."


https://www.wfs.org/futurist/september-october-2012-vol-46-no-5/new-age-space-business