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Space business: The final (profitable) frontier

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Las Vegas (AFP) – The snub-nosed craft resembles a shuttle-airplane mashup, and is the latest entrant in a  profit-seeking push with staggering potential — and risks — for humans to visit, work or even live in space. The display of technology like the life-size model “Dream Chaser” ship at the CES tech show in Las Vegas is a sharp signal that the commercial space era is upon us.  Experts see a path for companies to power an unprecedented era of rapid advances, but with the near certain peril that space disasters will occur and lives will be lost. Sierra Space, a subsidiary of private aerospa…

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