In addition to these two initiatives, NASA has entered into five other agreements under the Commercial Space Transportation Capabilities (CSTC). [unverified in body] Five agreements were signed between January 2007 and June 2007: A spacecraft built by the Sierra Nevada Corp. underwent a captive carry test as part of the second phase of flight tests to prepare the vehicle for future orbital flight at NASA`s Armstrong Flight Research Center. SNC said Wednesday`s Dream Chaser tests are part of a space law agreement that … The three Space Act Agreement initiatives, COTS, CSTC and CCDev, are for the development, development and testing of design concepts, but CSEC differs from the other two initiatives because no funding is provided. CSTC agreements are merely instruments that require NASA to strengthen cooperation and provide information and other entities to private sector companies, but this obligation has no financial impact and both parties (nasa and private companies) should themselves guarantee the necessary resources to their respective parts of their activities.  NASA intends to collaborate with SpaceX to use the company`s Red Dragon unmanned spacecraft concept to send payloads for technology demonstrations to Mars, Space News reported Thursday. Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA`s Space Technology Missions Directorate, told the next-generation suborbital researchers conference that potential loads could include resource use platforms… Stratolaunch Systems has signed an agreement with NASA to conduct engine testing at the agency`s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, Space News reported Wednesday. NASA and Stratolaunch inked Sept. 13 the Space Act Agreement that contains a provision for reimsable tests and related services to the company insupport of … To commemorate the beginning of the partnership, two small LEGO space shuttles will depart aboard Space Shuttle Discovery`s STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. On November 3 at Kennedy, a 40-by-70-foot action tent will be built for children of all ages to develop their vision for the future with LEGO stones.
The LEGO sets also head to the space station aboard Endeavour`s STS-134 mission and are assembled in orbit to demonstrate the challenges of building things in weightlessness. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller So far, NASA has released a list of progression bricks reached only for SpaceDev and the same Dream Chaser space probe is also one of the winners (albeit with different milestones) of the CCDev 1 and 2 cycles.  Four of the cooperation agreements signed in 2010 have a maximum period of three years. In the fifth, SpaceDev, the period is censored.  Space Nation and NASA have entered into a space-act agreement to manage a training program that allows participants to attend space workouts via a smartphone app. The Astronaut Experience Program will include educational materials and will use several media platforms such as active experience training and application games in which users … The space industry and Ruag`s network technology provider TTTech have teamed up to provide electronics for possible integration into NASA`s planned lunar outpost modules. NASA and the BoldlyGo Institute have reached an agreement on space law to build and deploy a specially designed space telescope to determine potentially habitable planets in the Alpha Centauri system. BoldlyGo said Tuesday public-private cooperation is trying to open up opportunities for NASA employees and blue project employees… The Open Spaces Agreements (ASA) are a kind of legal agreement established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (and subsequent congressional authorizations) authorizing NASA to cooperate in a single way with any entity authorizing the execution of the government`s mandate.