Monday, May 21, 2007

Wired Interview with Shana Dale and Pete Worden

Wired has an interview with NASA's Shana Dale as well as with Pete Worden from NASA Ames. The interview covers a lot of ground, including some space prize subjects like the recent Astronaut Glove challenge, the Regolith Excavation challenge, and the SpaceShip One X PRIZE flights. These prize subjects are sprinkled around a lot of other material. A lot of the rest of it shows the context of the prizes, including other NASA interactions with commercial and entrepreneurial ventures like the COTS arrangements with SpaceX and Rocketplane Kistler, the NASA Ames Space Act agreeements with Silicon Valley companies like Google, and work with Bigelow Aerospace.