It seems all too fitting that my first post on my new website would be a question of corporate development in space. In our binary thinking, humans have long expressed space exploration through literature in terms relative to what we experience on Earth. In America, the binary is clear: “big government” versus “the corporations.” Nevermind that these terms are broad umbrella terms for much more complicated relationships between humanity and its institutions. The fact remains: the media discusses space exploration in terms of what the government is doing in space, and what corporations are planning to do in space. Thanks to the libertarian dystopias (or paradises?) of many science fiction writers, it is possible for us to imagine a solar system run by multiple, or perhaps just one monopolistic, corporation instead of the government. But shouldn’t there be a role for everyone when determining what we do with our solar system, and ultimately the rest of the galaxy?