Broadcast 540 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

20 Aug 2006 Charles Miller
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Charles Miller, CEO of Constellation Services Incorporated (CSI) returned to The Space Show with this program. Mr. Miller began the discussion with an explanation of the COTS program, what it is and what it is not. From there we discussed the two winners and what NASA is obligated to do with the product developed by both or either of the companies. For example, since COTS is not a services acquisition program but instead a demonstration program, there is nothing to sell to NASA as defined by this type of program. We discussed the market for ISS cargo delivery, the CSI model and partners, and other ways a program could have been developed to support private sector cargo transportation to the ISS. We also discussed suborbital tourism, academic payloads and launch demand, space solar power, and much more. In addition, we talked about space politics and the politics of space, how to get the attention of congress, group congressional visits versus individual visits, and more. You will not want to miss this program as it is timely, important and will be helpful to us as we continue to navigate the tough waters with shores on the public and private side of space development. Please send your comments and questions for Charles Miller to me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and I will forward them to him.

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