Stephen Jurczyk: NASA banks on ‘tipping point’ technologies

Stephen Jurczyk, associate administrator , Space Technology Mission Directorate

NASA has just awarded $17 million in contracts to eight companies that it thinks are on the verge of coming up with game-changing technologies for the future of commercial space flight. Stephen Jurczyk, the associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the agency targeted the contracts to firms with what it calls “tipping point” technologies — those that need a small funding boost to bring their systems to market.