Proponents of commercial space development argue that there are long term benefits to engaging with the private sector in developing space technologies. And there’s plenty of proof that incorporating more private providers and vendors has already paid off for NASA. One of the big questions Congressional members had for NASA at the hearing was simple: will the agency actually save money and operate more efficiently in public-private partnerships like the commercial crew program?…

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Kendra R Chamberlain
Editor and analyst at The Enterprise Orbit, covering new space business and technology developments; freelance journalist covering telecom, renewable energy technology & smart infrastructure.