29 Aug

NASA’s portfolio is the definition of ‘lean and mean’

The iconic agency – which last month celebrated the 50th anniversary of putting the first man on the moon – is highly selective with the innovations it patents, and constantly reviews holdings to eliminate deadweight. Like any business, its goals are to create innovative technologies which have market relevance. However, it must do this within the context of the oversight placed on federal agencies. NASA must prove to the public that its portfolio has commercial potential. Here’s our deep dive into NASA’s portfolio.