Space is a place for Scientific Research and Resource Gathering. It is full of resources and opportunities beyond current human understanding and the Human Species is an infant in the vastness of the universe. Space is not a place for militaries, nationalism, and other terrestrial habits. We have dreamed of a future in space as a human species and that dream is just beginning. The Dunham campaign has researched Space Colonization for the last ten years and all NASA patents should be made public domain and NASA should be privatized to allow non-government organization (NGO) expansion into space.
There should never be land or resource competition in space. We should share research and resources globally and also vertically among all economic classes. Therefore research done in space should be shared with anyone. Research in space is vital because zero gravity and zero atmosphere research often results in various results different than terrestrial research in medicine, chemistry, physics and robotics. There should be an atmosphere of shared knowledge in the space community. Therefore we would like to make all past NASA research public domain and free to access. Having NASA as a federal institution tempts politicians to use it for military purposes so it should be privatized and it's resources shared with the public.
From space tourism, to satellite launches, to space repairs, to space trash recycling, to resource gathering, NGOs should be allowed to explore and benefit from space with a Free Market. It is not for military advancement, but for prosperity of humans that we should explore and eventually colonize space. This takes one step in the right direction at a time. Farming techniques should also be researched in the space environment, in greenhouses on the Moon and Mars as well.
Two planning mistakes that slowed down NASA in the past were ignoring food growing research and having a moon base.
The human placement on Mars is not the number one goal for space. That is just a Hollywood and Nationalism show. Space should be colonized one small step at a time and actually the phase we are in now should include more robots building infrastructure than humans traveling too far than their bodies can even endure. A Mars trip for a human takes too long and is too strenuous at this time. The amount of muscle loss in space and also excess weight of current space suits on Mars' gravity makes that pursuit currently a fallacy.
NGOs could be building a solar panel highway for robots to build space infrastructure for us to the Moon. Establish a habitable resource independent Moon Base with greenhouse farms. Opportunities for NGO's should be open but not subsidized, so NGO'S find avenues that provide resourceful results, not government waste. That is another reason NASA should be privatized. Bureaucrats are not scientists. An endless Mars Mission is an endless waste of tax dollars. Space is best held in the works of scientists and NGOs that seek to discover cures for diseases, farming techniques, space robotics, green energy and resource gathering. Space is an endless new market that needs to be opened up. To accomplish this NASA and its research must be given to the public domain.