How NASA finally melted its giant “self-licking ice cream cone”

Lori Garver and Eric Berger on commercial space at Ars Frontiers 2022. Click here for transcript. (video link)

During the Ars Frontiers conference earlier this month, former deputy NASA Administrator Lori Garver spoke about her efforts to change the space agency when President Obama came into office.

Large bureaucracies are resistant to change, of course, and NASA had been around for five decades in 2009. In particular, Garver and other appointees from the Obama administration sought to help NASA take advantage of the country’s emerging commercial space industry.

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