Sunday, July 8, 2012

Commercial vs. Government

While we at DfR try to avoid taking sides on what activities should be done by government and what is best performed by private enterprise, this presentation by a NASA administrator puts some surprising numbers on the difference. By some accounts, a rocket launched by SpaceX could cost 1/3rd the price of the same rocket launched through NASA. Can this really be true? Would love to hear your thoughts, especially from our friends at NASA. Post your opinions and facts at our LinkedIn group and we'll provide a summary of the discussion in our next newsletter.

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