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#1 2017-04-02 05:57:05

Tom Kalbfus
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SpaceX Incorporated

Maybe SpaceX doesn't need the government, maybe it can just incorporate, sell shares of itself and with the money raised build a Moonbase. It has demonstrated it can reuse its stages, this should greatly reduce the cost of its launches, this will in turn expand the market for space launches, increase its profits, and with that it can invest in a Lunar hotel, build reusable rockets which go there, sell Lunar real estate and vacations, and maybe on to Mars. Now might be the time to incorporate, what do you think?

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#2 2017-04-02 07:54:56

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Re: SpaceX Incorporated

Why would SpaceX be the company to do it, rather than setting up a new corporation which can raise the money? Perhaps a Lunar Consortium, co-owned by Bigelow, Musk, and other players who would be interested.


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#3 2017-04-02 08:58:48

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Re: SpaceX Incorporated

I don't think they need to incorporate.  My understanding is they are generating large profits and have steady business, so should be able to borrow large amounts as well. 

I did some calculations on the costs of a small lunar hotel and thought it could be profitable even a few years back. But now, with the developments in controlled rocketry, that should be even more of a certainty.  I can't see any reason why there won't be a hotel within 10 years.

The attraction of landing on the moon and getting in a rover to visit the Apollo 11 site for instance would be huge.  Billionaires will definitely be prepared to pay a multi-million tag for that.


Tom Kalbfus wrote:

Maybe SpaceX doesn't need the government, maybe it can just incorporate, sell shares of itself and with the money raised build a Moonbase. It has demonstrated it can reuse its stages, this should greatly reduce the cost of its launches, this will in turn expand the market for space launches, increase its profits, and with that it can invest in a Lunar hotel, build reusable rockets which go there, sell Lunar real estate and vacations, and maybe on to Mars. Now might be the time to incorporate, what do you think?


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#4 2017-04-02 09:11:33

Tom Kalbfus
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Re: SpaceX Incorporated

Terraformer wrote:

Why would SpaceX be the company to do it, rather than setting up a new corporation which can raise the money? Perhaps a Lunar Consortium, co-owned by Bigelow, Musk, and other players who would be interested.

Why pool their resources and share profits, if they don't have to? The Moon is a big place, they surely can set up multiple hotels if they want to.

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#5 2017-04-02 11:07:05

Tom Kalbfus
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Re: SpaceX Incorporated

Also SpaceX has name brand recognition, some anonymous consortium does not! People don't know if they will be throwing their money away if they invest in a consortium, also Elon Musk will have to share responsibility for running the consortium with other people, and those other people might be nit wits with a lot of money they inherited from "Daddy!"

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#6 2017-04-02 14:02:18

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Re: SpaceX Incorporated

Incorporation is purely a control issue and it will end up as gorporate greed instead of being a generator of capital investment. While a consortium has rules to provent it from becoming a corporate creed model and will remain a means to generate for investment.

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#7 2017-04-02 14:14:07

Scott Beach
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Re: SpaceX Incorporated

SpaceX is incorporated in Delaware as SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and it is qualified to do business in California.

     https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmD … r=C2414622
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX


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