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Commercial Space Extreme Environments

Development of technologies to protect the health of space explorers and related support systems have many commercial applications on Earth.

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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". 

The French-California Connection – Innovation Clusters!

Franco-American Cooperation, Source: TBD The French government recently established several regional economic development clusters, one being the Aerospace Valley in SE France. It includes a wide range of enterprises, government R&D facilities, universities and research institutes broadly related to aerospace and often-associated “green technologies”. A large French delegation, hosted by the California Space Authority, came to California to discuss potential collaborations and tour relevant organizations and facilities across the State. Significant follow-on activities are proposed.

Deepening Democracy and Space Policy 2.0

 kathleen connell A “perfect storm” of emerging trends with new constituents must converge as a “tipping point” in order to increase the civil space funding wedge. This synopsis explores three emerging structural shifts and how they could intersect to help create a consensus to provide more funds for innovative civil and commercial space initiatives. This revitalization of NASA is essential for developing and sustaining the space enterprise for the 21st century.

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