How is humanity enabling space exploration?
How will public-private sectors further our exploration capabilities?
Unlike in the Apollo era, the private sector now has considerable space capabilities and in the last five years, tens of billions of dollars have been invested in space programs by companies, individuals, and investment firms. Consequently, NASA is increasingly using public-private partnerships (PPPs) to enable space exploration. This panel will examine when PPPs make sense, what types of PPPs are best for exploration applications and what does the commercial market for exploration hold for the next twenty years.
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Our panel for this discussion will be:
Jamil Castillo, Manager, Space Policy and Digital Communications, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Moderator)
Tom Colvin, Research Staff Member, IDA Science & Technology Policy Institute
Mary Lynne Dittmar, Executive Vice President, Government Operations & Strategic Communications, Axiom Space
Alex MacDonald, Chief Economist, NASA
Our Hangouts host, Tony Darnell of Deep Astronomy, will introduce our panel and moderate the Q&A.
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