Gregory Johnson, the newly named president and executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (Casis), hopes the International Space Station (ISS) can be a proving ground for a new type of commercial spaceflight just getting underway. The two private space-logistics vehicles NASA has shepherded into operation — the Orbital Sciences Corp. Cygnus and the SpaceX Dragon — could be the beginning of a much broader industry that builds on the sometimes difficult ...

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