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The growth of materials processing in space - A history of government support for new technologyDevelopment of a given technology for national defense and large systems developments when the task is too large or risky for entrepreneurs, yet is clearly in the best interest of the nation are discussed. Advanced research to identify areas of interest was completed. Examples of commercial opportunities are the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation purification process for pharmaceutical products and the Microgravity Research Associates process for growing gallium arsenide crystals in space.
Document ID
19840059996
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mckannan, E. C. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Space Science Laboratory, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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