Re: Deputy PM says Russia aims to end ISS participation in 2020
THE CRADLE OF SATURN has an opening scene where a private company shows up the Air Force by literally flying circles around the government's new cruiser with a nuclear thermal rocket. It will be a long time coming, but one thing private enterprisers might have in mind is testing advanced engine designs once safely out of Earthly jurisdiction, where no one can claim that endangered salamanders or turtles are being threatened.
"No, I better not look. I just might be in there."
—Foghorn Leghorn, Little Boy Boo