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The Apollo program was $100 billion. Billionaires have about that much.

Is there any legal obstacle to them buying the entire Apollo program?

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  • It's not clear exactly what assets that would entail. But in general, the US government can sell its assets just like anyone else can, if they want, though I doubt that they want to. In some cases Congressional approval might be needed, and there might be some things that the government has a legal obligation to preserve (e.g. records). – Nate Eldredge Nov 23 '20 at 1:18
  • Billiinaires that are worth that much dont have that much cash lying around. Selling whatever it is that they own might come with some legal obstacles. Is this the kind if thing you are wondering about as well as more obvious legal questions? – Matt Nov 23 '20 at 5:28
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The Apollo programme is no longer on going. However, NASA, is still ongoing. Unfortunately, for the likes of Bezos, it's a government programme and not for sale.

It's a good question whether a man like Bezos would have the insight to invest in the space programme when it first began. Given that the space programme was a government programme when it began, I think we can take the answer as being - No.

To the then billionaires, it looked like a long shot and they had no idea as to how it could be monetised. It's different situation now, of course with telecommunications satellites and the like ...

And they say only private investors are entrepreneurs - as if; the record shows otherwise ...

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