05/03/2017

Tag Archives: Commercial Space

If You Build It from Low Earth Orbit, They Will Come

When NASA pivots to the Moon and Mars, private enterprise will inherit low Earth orbit. With reusable launch vehicles and private space stations, an off-world manufacturing industry is in the making. Here are the companies making it happen.

Protecting Planets in the Era of Private Space Exploration

Space exploration comes with many risks, including cross contamination between worlds. NASA has historically followed planetary protection protocols to prevent Earth bugs from getting to other planets, or vice versa. But ever-increasing commercial space activity is starting to put strain on the current system.