Safi Bahcall Explains How ‘Loonshots’ by Entrepreneurs Are Out-Performing NASA
The 50th anniversary of the moon landing has prompted new discussion about the future of America’s legendary space agency. Safi Bahcall, physicist and author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Loonshots, joins Bloomberg Radio to discuss where NASA stands today—and who its competitors are.
“The U.S. has led the world in space, science, and technology for the last fifty years, but after that peak in the 60s and 70s we gradually slowed down,” explains Safi Bahcall. “And the question is why? Why should we give up that leadership?”
Today, there is a new space race happening, with major players like China, Russia, and India shouldering their way in. But NASA’s role has shrunk since the 70s—in part due to new competitors within the nation from private sector and military. On the program, Bahcall explains how the next wave of space travel is being shaped by bold visionaries such as Richard Brandson and Elon Musk, who are forcing NASA to react.
You can listen to the full interview here.
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