The Space Foundation wishes to thank the many people whose thoughtful insights, candid input, and shrewd observations helped make this a better report. It is not possible to list all the people whose thoughts and insights helped us throughout the process of writing this report. However, we would like to thank those who were so generous with their time in reviewing an early draft of this report, as well as those who participated in formal interviews.
The interviews were all off-record, not-for-attribution discussions of personal opinion and in no way imply any official position or stance on any issue. The people listed below should not be construed as endorsing the report or being in agreement with its findings and recommendations. We simply wish to thank them for their generosity and openness. We also thank those interviewees, especially past and present employees of NASA, who preferred to remain anonymous.
The Space Foundation wishes to thank the underwriters listed below for their support in making this report possible. Please note that their underwriting support for this effort in no way constitutes an endorsement of, or agreement with, the findings and recommendations of this report and should not be taken as reflecting the positions or stance of any of the supporting organizations.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
The Boeing Company
EADS North America
Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
Holland & Hart LLP
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
U.S. Space LLC