NASA Partners with Boeing and SpaceX
In this presentation, Ben Sheehy discusses the recent announcement from NASA and its partnership with Boeing and SpaceX.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NASA Partners with Boeing and SpaceX
with Boeing and
As we have witnessed the consistent
efforts by congress to slash and cut
the NASA budget, many have
wondered what may lie ahead for our
beloved space program. Budget cuts
present a real threat to the goals and
ambitions of the NASA program.
Bill Nye, head of the Planetary
Society and well-known figure in
today's science, has expressed these
shared concerns in a letter to
Despite cuts, the Obama
administration has not completely
neglected NASA programs,
repeatedly insisting the U.S. should
not rely on foreign nations to get
In the wake of proposed budget cuts
and uncertainty of these NASA
programs, the private industry has
taken the lead. Companies from all
over the aerospace industry have
submitted proposals to NASA,
exposing a light at the end of the
tunnel - a very bright light.
NASA announced earlier this
month that it will be partnering
with American companies
Boeing and SpaceX with the
hopes of returning space
launches to American soil.
Both have already submitted
designs to transport astronauts
to the International Space
Station, which could be
operational within a few years.
Over the last 2 years, SpaceX and Orbital
Sciences have initiated the pathway for
US-launched missions by transporting
cargo to the International Space Station.
With the help of Boeing and SpaceX,
NASA is closer to taxiing astronauts to
and from space.
Not only will we end our reliance on
Russia, but we will bring human
spaceflight launches back to
NASA is launching a new and
ambitious chapter of the iconic
American program. SpaceX founder
and Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk,
remains enthusiastic as he publicly
expresses his vision for the future of
The dreamers at SpaceX and Boeing
possess the vision and knowhow to
accomplish these goals. Today, we
are a step closer to launching our
astronauts into space from U.S. soil
on American-made spacecraft.
Tomorrow may find us
closer to putting humans on
The future is bright.
For more information about
Ben Sheehy, check out his