The cost of transporting goods to the moon and to other extraterrestrial locations is currently undergoing a dramatic reduction.  In conjunction with the impact of advanced information technologies and micro-robotics, the cost of transporting goods to and between LEO, GEO, and beyond is becoming orders of magnitude cheaper. This has the potential to revolutionize not only the scope of our presence in space, but our very lives on earth.” ~ Professor Yoshida Nakamura