Space commerce in a global economy - Comparison of international approaches to commercial spaceA historical perspective, current status, and comparison of national government/commercial space industry relationships in the United States and Europe are presented. It is noted that space technology has been developed and used primarily to meet the needs of civil and military government initiatives. Two future trends of space technology development include new space enterprises, and the national drive to achieve a more competitive global economic position.
Stone, Barbara A. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)