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Monday, February 24, 2003



NASA and Business Not Connecting

Space Perfume Rose.
Space Perfume Rose.
Credit: NASA
Commercial investment in space, long seen by many as the necessary prerequisite for serious exploration into space, seems to be declining.

Many companies have been scared off by high overhead costs and risk, and not all companies' products have a potential benefit from space. To date, NASA's most important commercial ventures include a new perfume, disease-free potatoes, liver medicine, and better car parts.

The hope for many people looking for more commercial investment will come with the construction of a new space plane. As costs go down, so will investment.

(More info: CNN.com)


- posted by Brian @ 18:57 EST