Small Business and the Future of Spaceflight

The coming years are going to be a real boon in the amount of space-related work that small businesses can take on. Small business is already working with NASA and other major Aerospace and harsh environment companies on the new Constellation Program, which will put man back on the Moon by 2020 and then, later, on Mars, but there are other opportunities to get in on the action if you know where to look. As technology develops, the chances for small business to reach for the stars will be greater and greater.  /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} [Read Full Article]

Small Business to Fly to the Moon and Then on to Mars

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } You might not have heard the news, but America is going back to the Moon. It will take a little time, the plan is to land on the Moon by 2020, but the preparation is well underway and we are not just talking about the giants in aerospace—Lockheed Martin and Boeing—having all the fun. Small business is playing its part as well in one of the most important aspects of the mission—the spacesuits.  The Constellation Program Like the heady days of the Apollo Program, the vehicles in the Constellation Program will be composed of a conical command module, referred to as the O... [Read Full Article]