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NASA will continue its partnerships with three U.S. companies that are advancing technologies to deliver cargo payloads to the lunar surface.

Greg Scott, Space Roboticist, Naval Research Laboratory was the moderator of the "On-Orbit Satellite Servicing" AIAA Space 2016 panel.

Stephen Jurczyk, Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA moderated a panel title the "New LEO (low earth orbit) Economy" AIAA Space 2016 panel.

The notion of a free market space industry has picked up momentum significantly in the last decade with an increased focus on commercial endeavors. These endeavors are not only from current players in the space industry, but also from non-traditional entrants like Amazon and Google.

The Luxembourg Government is forging ahead with the SpaceResources.lu initiative.

Without going into many details, United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Bigelow Aerospace yesterday announced a partnership whereby ULA will provide Bigelow with access to space and in return the two will try to make a commercial space station a viability.

The launch of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on April 8 set the stage for an historic rendezvous in orbit.

Yesterday Moon Express became the first Google Lunar XPRIZE participant to sign a launch contract with a launch service provider, albeit one who has yet to launch a rocket.

Almost exactly to the day a year after Russia lost a Proton-M rocket, yet another Proton-M has failed. In this latest setback to the Russian commercial space program, today's Proton-M rocket appeared to launch normally, but failed soon into the launch and did not deliver its payload, a Mexican satellite, to orbit.

While there were plenty of interesting sessions at the Humans to Mars Summit it was the political roundtable which brought home some of the key messages of the conference.