Space act agreements (SAAs) are a kind of legal agreement established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (and subsequent congressional approvals) authorizing NASA to cooperate in a unique manner with any entity that enables the fulfillment of the government`s mandate. It wasn`t until the time of the 2010 approval (Pub.L. 111-314 (text) (pdf)): Jim Reuter, deputy assistant program administrator in NASA`s space technology directorate, said SpaceX had offered to invest 10 times NASA`s planned funds for an unmanned mission to Mars, space news reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes, Reuter said at a NASA Advisory Board meeting in Cleveland that the agency . NASA and the BoldlyGo Institute have reached an agreement on the Space Act to build and deploy a specially built space telescope to determine potentially habitable planets in the Alpha Centauri system. BoldlyGo said Tuesday that the public-private cooperation is trying to open up opportunities for NASA employees and Project Blue employees. Ruag`s space division and network provider TTTech have joined forces to offer electronics for possible integration into the modules of NASA`s planned monda substation. Five agreements were signed between January 2007 and June 2007: The three initiatives of the Space Act Agreement, COTS, CSTC and CCDev, are intended for the development, engineering and testing of design concepts, but CSEC differs from the other two initiatives in that they do not provide funding. CSTC agreements are only instruments that oblige NASA to strengthen cooperation and support private sector companies with information and other institutions, but this obligation has no financial implications and both parties (NASA and private companies) should themselves guarantee the necessary resources for their respective parts of the activities.  Stratolaunch Systems has signed an agreement with NASA to conduct engine tests at the Mississippi Agency`s Stennis Space Center, Space News reported Wednesday. NASA and Stratolaunch sent the Space Act Agreement on September 13, which has a provision for refundable testing and related services for the company in support of . One from La Sierra Nevada Corp. A built spacecraft has undergon a prisoner carry test at NASA`s Armstrong Flight Research Center as part of the second phase of flight tests to prepare the vehicle for future orbital flight.
SNC said Wednesday that Dream Chaser tests is part of a space act agreement between the company and . In addition to these two initiatives, NASA has entered into five other agreements in the area of commercial space transport capabilities (CSEC). [not checked in body] NASA intends to work with SpaceX to use the company`s Red Dragon unmanned spacecraft concept to send payloads for technology events to Mars, Space News reported Thursday.