Will NASA Be Selling Advertisements Soon?

NASA to Compete with Small Businesses, JP Aerospace

"A bill to be introduced by California Congressman Ken Calvert will have NASA enter the advertising business. Congressman Calvert recently announced that he wants to make "NASA space assets available for commercial advertising and marketing opportunities." Currently, NASA is not allowed to provide advertising space. This announcement has triggered alarm bells with several small space companies. By offering such taxpayer-supported services, they will be unfairly undercutting the competition."

Editor's note: What never ceases to amaze me is how Republican lawmakers like Calvert - i.e. people from the party that says they want to reduce government interference in the private sector - always seem to be the ones who want to use government operated space assets to compete with the private sector.

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