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Nield Talks about Private Industry in Space
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Federal Aviation Administration Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation George C. Nield, Ph.D., spoke Tuesday morning at the 29th National Space Symposium.
Noting that private industry will be a key player in space transportation because of budget cuts, advances in technology, government policy support and the involvement of wealthy individuals, Nield said, "It does not take a government and millions of dollars to build a spaceship."
But, he said, "industry needs to find a sweet spot between government needs and required capabilities."
Nield laid out three main areas where he says industry should focus in the near future:
- Government-sponsored programs
- Space tourism
To see a video of his remarks, click here.
See photos here.
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