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Issue 13: Session 1
reach to space conference

Challenges in Space Commercialization


Highlights

Lon Rains (bio) of Space News conducts two interviews, the first with Neil Woodward, Head of Commercial Orbital Transportation Services at NASA. The two talk about the Space Act, its implications for commercialization of space and the performance of the two companies that have signed the Space Act Agreement with NASA. The latter part of the interview touches on NASA's COTS program and the development of international commercial companies.

The second interview is with Ken Wong, the FAA's Office of Commercial Space, about the licensing and regulating of commercial space activities. To date, Wong's office has licensed 183 launchings since 1989 with zero launch casualties. The Commercial Space Office is also involved in the licensing of sub-orbital human-space flight and of spaceports with the goal of encourage and facilitating space transportation while giving priority attention to public safety.

Colonel Neil Woodward, NASA

Interview by Lon Rains, Executive Editor of Space News

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Ken Wong, FAA, Office of Commercial Space

Interview by Lon Rains, Executive Editor of Space News

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Contents
Issue No. 13:
Commercialization of Space

Winter 2008


Conference Program

From the Editor

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Conclusion

Speakers

Organizers

Sponsors

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