[meteorite-list] NASA Announces Effort to Form New Collaborative Partnerships with Private Space Industry

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:56:45 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201307171956.r6HJujIQ011738_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

July 17, 2013

Trent J. Perrotto
Headquarters, Washington DC
trent.j.perrotto at nasa.gov

Josh Byerly
Johnson Space Center, Houston
josh.byerly at nasa.gov

RELEASE 13-200

NASA Announces Effort to Form New Collaborative Partnerships with Private
Space Industry

WASHINGTON -- NASA officials Wednesday released a synopsis requesting
information from U.S. private enterprises interested in pursuing unfunded
partnerships. The aim is to advance the development of commercial space
products and services.

The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis describes a
potential opportunity for existing and new companies and non-profit
organizations to access NASA's spaceflight expertise for mutually beneficial
space exploration goals.

These new partnerships are intended to help companies accelerate their
development efforts while enabling the nation to reap economic benefits from
previous NASA work. NASA benefits by advancing the commercial space industry.
This is a primary goal of the National Space Policy and NASA Strategic Plan,
which enhance the U.S. aerospace industrial base and could lead to the
availability of cost-effective commercial products and services to support
human space exploration.

"As we have seen with NASA's previous agreements with the private sector,
U.S. companies could significantly benefit from the agency's extensive
experience and knowledge in spaceflight development and operations," said
Phil McAlister, NASA???s director for Commercial Spaceflight Development.
"For new entrepreneurial efforts in space, NASA???s archive of lessons
learned, technical expertise and spaceflight data is an invaluable national
resource and engine for new economic growth."

While NASA works with U.S. industry partners to develop and advance new
commercial space capabilities, the agency also is developing the Orion
spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS), a crew capsule and heavy-lift
rocket to provide an entirely new capability for human exploration. Designed
to be flexible for launching spacecraft for crew and cargo missions, SLS and
Orion will expand human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and enable new
missions of exploration in the solar system, including to an asteroid and

The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis is available


For more information about NASA initiatives and commercial space, visit:


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