Can Bill Richardson Help NASA and Space Commercialization?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 24, 2008 in Science

Gov. Bill Richardson and President Elect Barack Obama - and the New Mexico Spaceport

Supporters of NASA and the commercial space industry are taking a close look to what the Obama administration will bring. The last few years with the Bush administration have been a disappointment to say the least, so many of us are looking for a fresh break. Early on in the Democratic primaries Obama indicated that he wouldn’t push manned space exploration, but that stand changed later in the race. And now it’s looking like New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be heading to the Obama cabinet as commerce secretary. This may be really good news as Richardson is very pro-space. As Governor in New Mexico he’s been pushing for Spaceport America which would act as a launching point for a commercial space industry. Read more…

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