Introduction—A Space Joint Stock Company
Space civilization could mean the onset of a new epoch. Indeed, the durations of the days and years for the planets and their moons are different than for those of the Earth which will necessitate a new system by which humanity keeps time when these celestial bodies are colonized. It is a very auspicious period that human civilization is entering. Thus far, the national space effort of the United States has gotten to this point by incremental steps. With the exception of the Apollo program, a grandiose achievement no doubt, the American national space effort has proceeded with small adjustments to the policies of its successive administrations over the decades.