Monday, June 26, 2006

NASA tries to stimulate private sector space flight

Northwest Florida Daily News: NASA hopes competition spurs commercial space growth

It's about time.

NASA hopes the private-sector vehicles can bridge an expected gap between when the space shuttle fleet is grounded in 2010 and the crew exploration vehicle is flying in 2014. A thriving commercial space transportation industry also can offer researchers, and others, opportunities to send payloads into space without relying on NASA's crowded space shuttle schedule or worrying "that the government will decide next month or next year not to launch," Griffin said.

via Slashdot

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