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Commercial Space – Government

NASA is partially funding NewSpace companies, promoting use of the International Space Station and short-duration access to space by commercial space entities. The FAA and other government organizations are also key to supporting the evolving commercial space market.

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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? 

“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?

Dramatic Improvements Can Be Made in Spaceflight Safety

Aircraft Escape Cabin on Space Plane Horizontal launch vehicles can utilize aircraft style flight safety characteristics. But risks in these emerging vehicles, especially during development and flight testing, due to rocket propulsion, extreme speeds/altitudes, and aerodynamic heating, warrant a real escape system.

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