Tuesday, June 19, 2007

One Small Step...

NASA Signs Commercial Space Transportation Agreements. Another commercialization milestone for NASA. Here’s the key bit:

"...said Scott Horowitz, NASA associate administrator for Exploration Systems. 'First there were two, and now there are a total of five private companies cooperating with NASA by dedicating entirely private funding to help establish a robust commercial space transportation industry.' "

NASA provides design requirements but the private sector provides the design and not on the taxpayers’ dime. Hopefully, if this works we can expect more such ventures in the future.

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