Launchspace Technologies Corp. proposes sending platforms as large as football fields into low Earth orbit to sweep up space debris.
Satellite manufacturers are turning increasingly to additive manufacturing to reduce the cost and time required to design and build spacecraft.
Amid rumors and what-if scenarios, NASA tells researchers to "be a source of signal, not a source of noise."
Within five years, companies could begin in-orbit manufacturing and assembly of communications satellite reflectors or other large structures, according to Made in Space.
NASA deputy chief Lori Garver says NASA's work with private space industry is too important to fail.
The FAA aims to encourage the development of projects designed to provide low-cost space transportation.
Budget concerns may spur U.S. federal agencies to collaborate on space missions, but these joint ventures are more costly.
A former NASA space shuttle program chief has decried NASA's requirements to certify commercial spacecraft for human spaceflight.
NASA has jump-started advanced space technology efforts to fund eight high-priority research projects.
A NASA panel recommends that the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission end in October as originally planned.
NASA plans to demonstrate in-orbit satellite refueling at the International Space Station with the help of Dextre, the two-armed Canadian robot.
Despite the bleak economy, the time is ripe for commercial space efforts to partner with NASA on spaceflight projects.