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The Consequential Frontier by Peter Ward
Oct 15, 2019 | ISBN 9781612198002
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“Carefully researched. . . . Ward’s book provides a detailed history of how control of space changed from a taxpayer-funded contest of national pride between Cold War superpowers to an emerging market fought over by CEOs, corporations and lobbyists.”—Lincoln Michel, InsideHook

“A lucid, bright and essential work of reporting, analysis and genuine care. Peter Ward has given us a new way to think about private endeavors in space. Superb.”⁠—Rivka Galchen, author of Little Labors

A very useful primer for understanding the current state of space policy and the predicaments of its neoliberal turn.” —Fraser MacDonald, author of Escape From Earth

A deeply-reported and endlessly entertaining journey through the cosmic gold rush that will, one way or another, define commerce—and life—on Earth for generations to come.Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, author of The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen

“Ward’s fascinating exploration of the possibilities of privatizing interplanetary activities comes at the perfect moment. . . . This savvy work gives readers valuable insight into the ramifications, good and bad, of allowing business into space.”—Publishers Weekly

“Ward’s research is impressive, as in the breadth of his detailed resources, and readers fascinated by the exploits of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will be particularly intrigued by his findings.”—Booklist


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