is critical”

Once upon a time in 1999, a certain Chief Technology Officer at Orbital Sciences expressed great enthusiasm for NASA’s use of commercial space transportation for crew: Orbital’s commercial crew interest isn’t new – NewSpace Journal.

> Once a truly commercial Space Station becomes operational or the current Space Station becomes sufficiently commercialized, NASA and industry launch needs will be in almost complete alignment, and a completely commercial Space Taxi may become a viable business opportunity. We strongly believe that industry ownership of the Space Taxi from initial operation is critical to enable the eventual development of such a commercial Space Station.


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