How are private companies and technology changing the way we get to and operate in space? Where is the commercial space sector headed and what are the challenges to overcome? In an era in which NASA is manufacturing new parts mid-flight via 3-D printer, how are innovations creating a new space economy, and how will manufacturing and digitalization take shape in the last frontier?
The Atlantic will survey a shifting landscape in which public and private partnerships are filling a void left by shrinking government budgets, new technologies are being developed to usher in the era of in-space manufacturing and the world is looking to the future of commercial spaceflight.
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