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Commercial Space Opportunities – Projects

Special projects are being initiated by various stakeholders in entrepreneurial space ventures to help overcome the challenges to predictable, reliable, lower-cost access to space.

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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". 

Commercial SubOrbital Science: A Game-Changer for Micro-g R&D

 Richard Mains_Commercial Suborbital Science - A Game-Changer for Micro-g Research Commercially-provided suborbital access can be part of a renewed NASA and other government agency commitment to advancing safe, innovative, affordable and sustainable micro-g research. It can also provide hands-on education/training for the next generation of students and space researchers.

Excitement Reigns at Spaceport America

 Space Port Event With New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Spaceport America officials and supporters of commercial space development in attendance, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport broke ground on June 19, 2009, in southern New Mexico. This event delivered on the promise of an exciting new age for space exploration and development, as well as a bright future for the people of New Mexico and their children.

New Space: A Stellar Opportunity for Cooperation on STEM Education

space port logo Spaceport authorities should appreciate that competition between them is situational. They will inevitably compete to win business from existing and emerging customers. But, spaceports need to cooperate when opportunities to “grow the pie” for all are obvious, and where challenges are beyond the resources of any single organization to address. Such factors clearly apply to the need to uplift STEM education throughout the United States.

Kepler: Space Exploration vs Space Development?

kepler launch-NASA After 17 years, William Borucki, the science principal investigator of the Kepler mission, has reached a personal milestone equal to the spacecraft’s successful launch on March 6, 2009. Searching for potential “earths” orbiting around other sun-like stars (exoplanet exploration) in the universe was his dream; first published 25 years ago. His dogged determination is an example to us all in the commercial space community.

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