Thursday, June 30, 2011
Return on Investment
An artist's concept of the Boeing CST-100 docking with a Bigelow Aerospace space station. Image source: Boeing Corporation.
NASA has released the first of a series of 60-day reports titled "NASA's Return on Investment Report." To quote from the front page:
The Commercial Spaceflight Development Division at NASA Headquarters will distribute this bi-monthly newsletter of accomplishments, progress, and happenings in NASA’s commercial spaceflight development programs. It will highlight the remarkable returns on the American taxpayers’ investment from NASA’s commercial spaceflight development endeavors being realized every day.
The report states that all participants in the second round of Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) are on schedule — Boeing's CST-100, SpaceX's Dragon, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser, and the Blue Origin Space Vehicle.