Space Entrepreneurs Believe NASA Needs Their Help in Reaching Moon, Mars

NASA must look to private space enterprises for support in future exploration missions, a panel of aerospace professionals and researchers told the President’s Commission for the Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy on Wednesday. In a hearing before the commission tasked with shaping NASA’s exploration aims, space entrepreneurs encouraged commissioners to embrace private access-to-space efforts and contests, such as the $10 million X Prize competition to spur interest in space travel.