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space commercialization activities are mainly in the areas of telecommunication and Earth observation. The commercial use of space for microgravity processing remains elusive. The reasons for this are the knowledge base for microgravity processing is inadequate and flight opportunities and hardware are too expensive, lengthy, and risky to provide a reasonable return on investment. Furthermore, previous unrealistic predictions of large benefits from space manufacturing of crystals, biomaterials, and other materials have created a negative image of microgravity opportunities, especially in connection with the justification of manned space flights and the construction of a large space infrastructure. This volume reports on the progress in Space Commercialization activities.

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OUTPOST concept : a transportation and service platform in low-Earth orbit / Thomas C. Taylor, John D. Hodge, and William A. Good — Columbus Polar Platform : concept evolution and current status / Romano Barbera — User accommodations on Space Station Freedom / Thomas L. Moser — Planning for Space Station Freedom laboratory payload integration / Harvey J. Willenberg and Larry P. Torre — Space station application of lessons learned from space shuttle integrated operational prototypes / Michael J. Wiskerchen — Low-gravity materials experiments in the Space Station Freedom / Roger P. Chassay — Preparation of synthetic polymer membranes in a microgravity environment / Ivan A. Vera — Multiple experiment processing furnace-crystal growth facility / R. Srinivas, S. Walker, and D. Schaefer.

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Platforms and Processing
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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