The Future of Commercial Space Transportation - George Nield

Our nation's space program is currently undergoing a major transformation, from a time in which the federal government did almost everything, to one in which private industry is playing an increasingly important role. How did we get to this point, and what are some of the reasons behind the changes that are occurring? What can we expect in the years ahead? This presentation will describe some of the exciting activities now taking place in the commercial space transportation arena, from flyback boosters and reusable launch vehicles to preparations for suborbital space