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Brett Lambert, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, is breaking a major unwritten rule in government contracting. He's suing his customer. SpaceX is suing the Air Force after the department awarded a satellite launch contract to a joint business between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Brett Lambert is former assistant secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. He spoke on In Depth with Francis Rose about how common this is within the defense contracting community.

Tags: Brett Lambert , DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 03:00pm EDT
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NASA picks 3 private firms to develop space taxis

NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station, as part of the third phase of NASA's efforts to get private space companies to take over for the space shuttle.

Tags: NASA , Charles Bolden , acquisition , contracting , Boeing , Sierra Nevada Corp.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 05:34pm EDT

SpaceX signs 1st customer for big new rocket

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.

Tags: NASA , International Space Station , Intelsat General Corporation , satellite , industry

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Private supply ship rockets toward space station

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.

Tags: NASA , Falcon 9 , Dragon , International Space Station , Federal Drive , technology

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 09:14am EDT

NASA takes one giant leap into commerical space flight

The space agency is set to launch its first commercial resupplying mission, perhaps as early as Tuesday. The Falcon 9 rocket will carry the Dragon capsule into space, where it will deliver food and water to the International Space Station.

Tags: NASA , Lori Garver , Falcon 9 , commercial space exploration , Federal Drive , technology , International Space Station , Space Shuttle

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 12:05pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- May 17

The Federal Drive talks to NASA's deputy administrator about the first commercial space launch and ClearanceJobs.com's Evan Lesser about speeding up the clearance process.

Tags: Evan Lesser , Lori Garver , NASA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , security clearances

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 08:18am EDT

NASA flying high with budget approval, top priorities in place

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talks about his agency's fiscal health and top priorities, which extends from low-earth orbit to Mars and beyond.

Tags: Charles Bolden , NASA , Congress , budget , aerospace , technology , James Webb Space Telescope , Lockheed Martin , Orbital , Boeing , Blue Origin , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 12:09pm EST
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