Boeing Enters the Private Space Flight Industry

From the NY Times:

Boeing said on Wednesday that it was entering the space-tourism business, an announcement that could bolster the Obama administration’s efforts to transform the National Aeronautics and Space Administration into an agency that focuses less on building rockets and more on nurturing a commercial space industry.

Let’s hope this helps sway the House towards a version of the budget that supports the private space flight industry more than it currently does.

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One Response to Boeing Enters the Private Space Flight Industry

  1. Austin says:

    A bit of a tangent, but Boeing and Northrop Grumman may merge to create the world’s largest defense contractor.

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/221201.asp

    If it happens, I wonder how it would affect the private space industry. On the one hand, there are only a few firms that have been able to scramble the capital needed for private space operations and both companies are very much in the business of advanced technology systems. But on the other, that’s two major traditional functions of governments wrapped up in one mega-company.

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