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Private Backing Could Help NASA With Future Mission

November 14, 2013

Bigelow Aerospace warns that without private backing, NASA will lose its trailblazer status within the next 10 years because the agency simply doesn’t have the resources. But what would potential investors want in return? What all financial investors want—property rights. Bigelow said that without property rights, any plan to engage the private sector will fail. But for now, no one’s staking claim on the moon. NASA will most likely be limited solely to its partnerships with companies like SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corp.

[ Read the Article: Private Partnerships Could Be Just The Fuel NASA Needs For Future Exploration ]