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NASA ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW ISS COMMERCIAL USE POLICY, June 7, 2019, New York, New York, 10:00 am ET (webcast)

NASA will announce its new International Space Station (ISS) commercial use policy on June 7, 2019 at 10:00 am ET.  The event will take place at Nasdaq in New York City and will be broadcast on NASA TV and NASA Live.

Participants are:

  • Jeffrey DeWit, NASA Chief Financial Officer
  • Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations
  • Robyn Gatens, NASA ISS Deputy Program Director

“The panelists will discuss NASA’s near-term, five-point plan to enable commercial and marketing activities aboard the International Space Station, with a long-term goal to achieve a robust economy in low-Earth orbit from which NASA can purchase services as one of many customers. The commercialization of low-Earth orbit will enable NASA to focus resources on landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, as the first phase in creating a sustainable lunar presence to prepare for future missions to Mars.”


NASA’s plan addresses both the supply-side and demand-side for a new economy, enabling use of government resources for commercial activities, creating the opportunity for private astronaut missions to the space station, enabling commercial destinations in low-Earth orbit, identifying and pursuing activities that foster new and emerging markets, and quantifying NASA’s long-term demand for activities in low-Earth orbit.

The plan is informed by recommendations 12 companies made in recent market studies to assess the potential growth of a low-Earth orbit economy and how to best stimulate private demand for commercial human spaceflight and other commercial and marketing activities in low-Earth orbit.


June 7, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 pm