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(actually, dialogue) From The Expanse a sci-fi drama series, premiered 2017, or just after this announcement, between Elon Mars mission-colony hype and Trump Space Force.
This announcement comes shortly after the United States took a huge step forward in making commercial space mining legal. President Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA) in November, which stated that U.S. companies are entitled to maintain property rights of resources they've obtained from outer space.
Ran 3 seasons, cancelled, then revived by audience agitation and change of producers/network syndication (AMZN). Walk with me to the 24th century through sporadic Mars and Earth "hostilities," past the "Belter" frontier, to a summit inquiry into a suspect WMD.
U.N UNDER-SEC. AVASARALA: Did you know that the majority of people on earth don't have jobs? They don't work at all. They live on basic assistance which the government provides.
MARTIAN MARINE CORP. SGT. DRAPER: I did know that.
You call them 'takers,' I believe.
DRAPER: Yes, Ma'am.
AVASARALA: It's not that they're lazy, you know. It's just that we can't give them enough opportunities. In this building it's easy to forget ...
MARS CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLIC DELEGATE: With all due respect, Madame. Where are you going with this?
AVASARALA: Wherever I goddam like.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:08:26 PM EST

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