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NASA's reliance on private companies to get astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station is in question now because of the problems with the U.S. relationship with Russia. But the future of the private space industry in the U.S. looks bright, thanks to NASA's plan to spur competition in that industry. Alan Lindenmoyer is program manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center and a finalist for a Service to America Medal in the Management Excellence category. He describes to In Depth with Francis Rose the series of events that led NASA to encourage private space development. Read a Q&A with Lindenmoyer.
Alan Lindenmoyer, program manager in NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center, spearheaded the effort to use private industry to provide the space agency's orbital transportation services.
NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the six crewmen on board.
The countdown to liftoff begins for NASA's Expedition 38. Three astronauts will launch from Kazakhstan on Nov. 7, 2013 local time.
Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles is set to launch its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday from Wallops Island, Va., and it could be visible in cities from Washington to New York.
Fifteen years ago, NASA began their Robonaut project to create the first humanoid robot that would be capable of working in space. Despite various funding problems, the resulting humanoid machine is currently on the International Space Station helping crew members by taking over simple, repetitive or dangerous tasks now performed by astronauts.
Space Exploration Technologies says it has signed its first commercial contract for a new rocket that will be more powerful than the one that launched the company's Dragon capsule to the International Space Station last week.
A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.