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Change in space for NASA: Renting the Right Stuff

• AP
Getting to space is about to be outsourced. The Obama administration on Monday will propose in its new budget spending billions of dollars to encourage private companies to build, launch and operate spacecraft for NASA and others. Uncle Sam would buy its astronauts a ride into space just like hopping in a taxi.

The idea is that getting astronauts into orbit, which has been doing for 49 years, is getting to be so old hat that someone other than the government can do it.


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