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Commercial Space Infrastructure

The infrastructure for space R&D and exploration is vast and increasingly private and public-private partnership development projects in this area are emerging. International involvement in infrastructure support continues to be important. More efficient and less costly infrastructure systems will directly benefit commercial endeavors.

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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". 

Do NASA and NewSpace Need Destinations and Deadlines?

International Space Station,  Source: NASA Do the new public and private sector partnerships in space infrastructure development require closer collaboration? 

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? 

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