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Commercial Applications of Space R&D

Space-related R&D produces technologies for application to space exploration and benefits on Earth. The public directly benefits when these technologies are commercialized into products, a part of the commercial space enterprise.

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Scenes From a Spaceport

SpacePort America Runway Dedication: Source: M. Greenberg The tectonic shifts rolling through the American space program were there for all to see.

Moon Capital: A Commercial Gateway to the Moon

On 21 September 2010, the Moon Capital Competition will accept entries for the architectural design of an international and commercial lunar habitation.  One category is "Let's Get Serious" and another is "Let's Have Fun". 

Let's Stop Pretending We Can Establish Human Outposts Beyond Earth Orbit

Van Allen Belts,  Source: AstronomyCafe.net We're not ready!  It's time for ISS research on human life support, development and testing of commercial space transport, robotic technologies, and lunar rovers as pathfinders. 

We Need Cheaper Access to Space: Can It Be Done?

NASA Strategy Struggles,  Source: Winona.edu What's really behind Obama's revised strategy for NASA?  Why is Bolden solidly behind it and convinced that his team, with commercial space partners, can make it happen? 

“I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help”

NASA: A Collaborative Customer, Source: Google Images NASA will be the ideal "Collaborative Customer" for Commercial Space Services as they become available. But what will it require for the Agency to assume that role?

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