GIVE THEM SPACE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Is it time for an anti­grav­ity cock­tail hour? Busi­ness sem­i­nars on the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion?

“Through a Re­quest for In­for­ma­tion, NASA is solic­it­ing ideas from com­pa­nies in­ter­ested in us­ing the space sta­tion and the low-Earth or­bit en­vi­ron­ment in in­no­va­tive ways that will de­velop a strong commercial mar­ket and as­sist the agency in achiev­ing its ex­plo­ration goals,” the federal space agency has an­nounced.

An in­ter­est­ing rule for prospec­tive re­spon­dents: “Pri­vate crew par­tic­i­pants on ISS are re­quired to con­form to the ISS code of con­duct,” NASA ad­vises. In­no­va­tors have un­til June 30 to re­spond, and no more than 20 pages, please. The on­line ad­dress for re­sponse is com­pli­cated, but here it is nonethe­less: http://

go.nasa.gov/1lot8fm

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