If a private team of people built a shuttle for space exploration would the government stop them?

If a private team of wealthy scientists developed a space Shuttle to leave earth would the governments try to stop them from doing it. As impossible as it may be, what about if they built a shuttle to go to the moon. I'm just wondering about the freedom of space! Could anyone (if capable) leave the planet at... show more If a private team of wealthy scientists developed a space Shuttle to leave earth would the governments try to stop them from doing it. As impossible as it may be, what about if they built a shuttle to go to the moon.

I'm just wondering about the freedom of space! Could anyone (if capable) leave the planet at any time they wish without having to answer to any authority?
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