David Kestenbaum David Kestenbaum is a science correspondent for NPR. His job allows him to combine his extensive background in physics with his love of broadcast journalism.
This week SpaceShipOne, a private venture, brought a human into space and safely back to Earth. Last week, a presidential commission released a report calling for more private involvement in space exploration -- and a change in how NASA does business. We'll talk about the future of space flight, and the role of private industry in exploring space.
NPR's David Kestenbaum
*Member, President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy
*Head of the Department and E.A. Griswold professor of geophysics, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
*Assistant professor in the Space Studies Department, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota
*Chariman and CEO, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. in El Segundo, Calif.
The Future of Space Flight
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First-Ever Commercial Space Flight a Success
SpaceShipOne Soars Out of Earth's Atmosphere
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Race for Private Space Craft
A Brief, Private Trip into Space
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Mars Plan Siphoning Funds from Other Space Projects
Bush's Plans for Mars, Moon Get Lukewarm Support
DOE Targets Unsecured Uranium
Nuclear Waste Clean-Up Plans Fuel Debate
Robot to Hubble's Rescue?
U.S. Eyes Security Reforms for Nuclear Sites