13 July 2017
A growing space industry is opening new opportunities for business and exploration, but NASA will play a key role by clearing a path for companies to follow, Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at NASA, said July 12 during a speech at the 2017 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Atlanta. “NASA doesn’t need to be developing all the systems, building all the hardware, doing everything,” Gerstenmaier said. “I look at NASA kind of as an orchestrator now, where we take the best that is available from industry.” (Image: Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at NASA, delivers remarks July 12 during "NASA Human Space Exploration” at the 2017 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Atlanta.. Credit: AIAA)
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