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Auburn University and NASA sign Space Act Agreement on additive manufacturing

Auburn University and NASA today signed a Space Act Agreement to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing.

The signing took place during the university’s forum on additive manufacturing, a process that uses 3-D printing to make a three-dimensional part or instrument, providing substantial technological advances and cost savings over traditional manufacturing methods. 400 more words

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NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review

NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review
Nov. 15, 2013

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade. 134 more words


Google Founders Saved Millions With NASA Ames Lease Deal

Google’s founders, Sergei Brin and Larry Page, have saved millions of dollars in fuel costs and property taxes through a lease deal with NASA Ames that allows them to house their private aircraft at… 587 more words

Space & Aviation

NASA Seeks More Commercial Space Partnerships

A very interesting solicitation from NASA suggests the agency is sticking its toe in the water a little further  in incorporating commercial capabilities into its long-term plans.   221 more words


CCiCap Space Act Agreements: Keep your IP Rights, If You Want To

Traditional cost-plus and FAR contracting serves NASA well with traditional contractors when budgets were more flexible. In many areas where the contractor will do the majority of the development and innovation, traditional contracting approaches fail because NASA is a title taking agency. 455 more words

Space Law

Patent Rights Under Space Act Agreements

Aladdin’s genie had “Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty-bitty living space!” Space Act Agreements (SAAs) are very similar. They give NASA considerable flexibility to partner with private entities. 776 more words


NASA Announces Next Steps in Effort to Launch Americans from U.S. Soil

The next step in space exploration from NASA.

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NASA and its Commercial Crew Program announced new agreements with three American commercial companies to design and develop the next generation of U.S. 168 more words