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Innovation Lecture Series - Missions in Next-Gen Suborbital Science
09.23.2009

Innovation Lecture Series : Missions in Next-Gen Suborbital Science

Dr. Alan Stern, Associate VP for Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute

Next generation suborbital research via commercial spacecraft could potentially provide scientists a vehicle in which to perform experiments more frequently and at lower costs. Dr. Alan Stern, Associate Vice President for Southwest Research Institute and consultant to Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, as well as former Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator at NASA HQ, spoke to NASA regarding The Research Promise of Human Suborbital Space Flight. Dr. Stern addressed unique features of next generation suborbital research and the possibility of NASA scientists utilizing commercial vehicles to rapidly advance and verify their research.

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