- Engineering & Materials
- Aerospace engineering - general
- Commercial space activities to support NASA's missions
Commercial space activities to support NASA's missions
Ellegood, Edward Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida.
- NASA's path to commercialization
- COTS and CRS
- CCDev and CCiCap
- Commercial suborbital space flight
- Space enterprise zone
- Additional Readings
With the retirement of NASA's space shuttle program, much attention is now focused on the use of commercial space vehicles to reestablish the capability of the United States to transport cargo and crew to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The policy foundations for this move date back to the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984, and National Space Policy released by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 (NSDD-293), which encouraged the development of a domestic commercial launch industry and directed NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense to utilize private-sector launch services “to the maximum extent feasible.”
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