The National Aeronautics and Space Act
Pub. L. No. 85-568 (as amended by Congress in 1984)
DECLARATION OF POLICY AND PURPOSE
"(c) The Congress declares that the general welfare of the United States requires that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (as established by title II of this Act) seek and encourage, to the maximum extent possible, the fullest commercial use of space."
For the entire Congressionally amended Act, feel free to visit the following:
Implementing legislation includes data-purchase requirements such as 42 U.S.C. 14713 of the U.S. Code.
42 U.S.C. 2457 is worth keeping in mind if one seeks to invent anything in pursuit of a NASA prize,
while not wanting NASA to become the invention's owner.
NA$A stifling commercial
space ventures that could otherwise outperform it?