As space becomes a bucket list vacation destination for the rich and famous, it’s worth asking: is investing in space tourism really the best use of resources amid the very real and immediate threats in orbit?
This opinion piece is written by Nicholas Francoeur, an active-duty officer in the US Space Force. Most recently, he was the director of LEO and GEO operations, and was previously a senior range operations commander at Cape Canaveral. These views are his own, and do not represent the views of Payload or the military. It’s […]