[FPSPACE] Robert Bigelow's Space Plans
davida at cwo.com
Tue Mar 20 12:49:21 EST 2007
There is a fundamental difference between a company developing a
product that is then sold "off-the-shelf" to multiple customers, even
government customers, and a company that develops a product to meet a
single government's requirements (a/k/a a "contractor".
Plenty of government employees fly on airlines, but that does not
make American Airlines the equivalent of Northrop Grumman in this regard.
The contractor role is what Dr. Matula et all are talking about in
regards to Bigelow, but inappropriately so.
At 10:44 AM 3/20/2007, Brian Dunbar wrote:
>They're paying customers - what's wrong with that? You'll not find too
>many terrestrial businesses that don't have the government as a customer
>at some level.
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