The Human Spaceflight Plans Committee (aka “Augustine Committee”) has finalized its report and it is no surprise that the proposals and alternatives offered there have been the subject of much review and evaluation by NASA leadership and space policy makers.
Re-reading the report last week I was struck by an early sentence in the executive summary which was repeated in the body of the report:
“. . . there is now a burgeoning commercial space industry.”
OK, I’m an Engineer, not an English major so I had to look it up: