Gregg Maryniak quotes a friend as saying, "Vision without funding equals hallucination." The biggest problem with space flight, he says, is neither technical nor regulatory; it is that there is just not enough of it. The number of commercial launches has been low since the mid-1990s; from an economics perspective, there needs to be more. The way for space flight to get cheaper and safer is to do much more of it. The industry needs government for risk reduction.
"(Session 2) [The Biggest Problem with Space Flight],"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol7/iss13/5