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Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Mars Panel Sees Affordable Space Travel
The meeting at the Georgia Institute of Technology is part of a series of public hearings before a presidential commission about the feasibility of the moon-Mars idea. The commission will report back to the president in June.
The panel said NASA should bid out many of its needs to private industry.
"We're looking for the model by which the private sector would invest in this," said commission chairman Pete Aldridge. "It does have something of value to the entrepreneurial spirit." If private companies get involved in space travel, technology and safety will advance more quickly than it would relying on NASA alone, Diamondis said. Read More
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