The past decade has seen wonderful things happening with the private space industry in the US. Space X, Blue Origin, Planetary Resources and other companies are making commercial spaceflight a reality.

We need to do more.

Right now, all of humanity’s eggs are in one basket. It’s a big basket, to be sure, and it seems pretty robust… so far.

We should probably hedge our bets, though.

As president, I propose creating public/private partnerships, coordinated by NASA. Their focus will be to begin the establishment of permanent research colony structures in the stable Earth-Moon Lagrange points (L4 and L5).