NASA exec discusses seamless transition to privately-owned LEO space stations

The LEO based Blue Origin and Sierra Space Orbital Reef baseline configuration (second half of the 2020s): Core Module, Energy Mast, LIFE, Node, and Science Module. Payload operations commence with the second launch. Credit: Orbital Reef.

At Via Satellite’s Satellite 2022 conference on Monday, March 21st, Dennis Stone, Project Executive for the US$400M Commercial Destinations Free Flyer project in NASA's Commercial Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Development Program (CLDP), delivered a keynote address on the growing LEO economy and NASA's expected role within it.

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Craig started writing for SpaceQ in 2017 as their space culture reporter, shifting to Canadian business and startup reporting in 2019. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and has a Master's Degree in International Security from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He lives in Toronto.