Presidential Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development

On May 3, President Obama established a task force co-chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and the NASA Administrator to plan a $40 million initiative for economic development and retraining along Florida’s Space Coast as the space shuttle program comes

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Lunar Lander Challenge Awards

At an awards ceremony on November 5, 2009, the X Prize Foundation and NASA culminated the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X Prize Challenge by presenting the Level 2 awards to Masten Space Systems ($1 million for first place) and Armadillo

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National Academies Report on Economic Impacts of Space Weather

The Space Studies Board, part of the National Research Council of the National Academies, has published a report titled, Severe Space Weather Events — Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts. The report summarizes findings from a workshop on the societal and

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NSSO Report on Space-Based Solar Power

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In 2007, the Department of Defense’s National Security Space Office (NSSO) sponsored a major study of the technical, political, and economic feasibility of the space-based solar power (SBSP) concept. The objective was to answer the question, “Can the United States

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Report on Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles and Applicable Markets

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In December 2002, the Office of Space Commercialization released a report (dated October 2002) providing an analysis of the technical viability of several suborbital launch system concepts. The report also examines the commercial market potential for suborbital space transportation services.

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