Space is up for sale, and only big business can afford to buy.
The American government is no longer exerting its space supremacy. NASA’s annual budget has been cut by more than $1bn since 2010. The space shuttle programme has been mothballed. International Space Station resupply missions are being put out to private tender.
So, who’s left to roam the final frontier?
Fault Lines explores what happens when aggressive corporations search for profits in outer space.
Fault Lines can be seen on Al Jazeera English each week at the following times GMT: Tuesday: 2230; Wednesday: 0930; Thursday: 0330; Friday: 1630.
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Source: Al Jazeera