l "'Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That’s not my department,’ says Wernher von Braun." A half-century after satirist Tom Lehrer lampooned the Nazi underpinnings of the Cold War race “to put some clown on the Moon,” a couple of advances in the commercial space race hold real promise for the emergence of an off-planet economy in low Earth orbit (LEO), both of them involving the “down” side of the ...

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