Final Conclusions and Predictions for the Future

  • Scott Madry
Part of the Space and Society book series (SPSO)


We are nearing the end of our journey. This book has tried to view disruptive innovation in the space sector as one in a continuing series of such innovative processes and activities that have occurred over a very long period of time. More will follow in space and in other areas of technology. Disruptive innovations and their impacts upon our world are subjects of much scholarship and analysis, and these studies have produced several very useful insights that are relevant to the current status and future of space. Space and commercial space businesses are clearly different from most traditional businesses, in that they are not mass-market goods like boxes of cereal, at least not yet. But the entire space domain is undergoing a radical period of change, driven by the new, entrepreneurial Silicon Valley explosion in NewSpace ideas, money, and energy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Madry
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  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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