Free Enterprise Space Shot

A brash entrepreneur tries to break NASA's monopoly

In Ian Fleming's novel Moonraker, Multimillionaire Hugo Drax built himself a huge rocket to annihilate the city of London. He was foiled in his sinister strategems by James Bond, Agent 007. Now a businessman space buff named Gary Hudson is trying some rather far-out capitalism of his own, with a plan to start putting satellites into orbit from a private launching pad in Texas by 1983. So far, not even the U.S. Government is trying to stop him.

A less likely space entrepreneur than Hudson, 30, is...

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