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23 Apr 2014, 22:35 UTC NASA Commercial Crew Return on Investment Report On March 31, NASA announced that it was moving forward with the “Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities” efforts. The purpose of the no-exchange-of-funds agreements is to advance entrepreneurial efforts by facilitating access to NASA’s vast spaceflight resources including technical expertise, assessments, lessons learned, technologies, and data. The goal […] Phil McAlister NASA Commercial Crew Return on Investment Report On March 31, NASA announced that it was moving forward with the “Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities” efforts. The purpose of the no-exchange-of-funds agreements is to advance entrepreneurial efforts by facilitating access to NASA’s vast spaceflight resources including technical expertise, assessments, lessons learned, technologies, and data. The goal is to advance private sector development of integrated space capabilities so that the emerging products and services are commercially available to government and non-government customers within approximately the next five years. We sat down with NASA Commercial Spaceflight Development Director Phil McAlister for a Q&A session about this new activity. Q: Why is NASA looking for these types of agreements? A: One of the biggest lessons learned from COTS [Commercial Orbital Transportation Services] and Commercial Crew is that companies benefit greatly from the inherent expertise of NASA’s ...

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