13 March 2001
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Space: The Free-Market Frontier
Conference in Washington DC this week - live webcast
by Peter Wainwright
The Cato Institute, ProSpace and the Space Frontier Foundation are
hosting "Space: The Free-Market Frontier", a day-long conference on the implications of the deregulation of space endeavors, on Thursday this week.

  • Bob Walker, a science adviser to President George W. Bush, will discuss the future of space policy.
  • The first panel will review the development of America's space program and NASA's bureaucratic and cost problems.
  • The second panel will examine the legal and regulatory barriers to private space activities and the lessons learned from deregulation and privatization of other industries.
  • The luncheon speaker will be Lou Dobbs, formerly of CNN's "Moneyline," now the head of Space.com.
  • The third panel will explore current and potential private space efforts.
  • The final panel will discuss the various reforms being considered on Capitol Hill, how the International Space Station might be run by the private sector, and what kind of a private property rights regime is necessary if space is to be the next free-market frontier.

To see a complete agenda and speakers list, visit the conference website at http://www.cato.org/events/space/.

A live webcast of the conference will be available from the institute's website at www.cato.org, after which it will also be archived.

The conference will be held in the Cato Institute's F.A. Hayek Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Open remarks begin at 9:00 a.m, and the conference will be followed by a reception at 5:15 pm.

Note: Seats are limited.
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Peter Wainwright 13 March 2001
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