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How to Succeed in the Emerging NewSpace Industry - Self Study


Author: Bruce Pittman

Subjects: Other Technology: Commercial Space

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Anyone looking to succeed in the Emerging Space Industry needs to understand how the Commercial Leverage Model (CLM) works. Used to promote public/private partnerships between NASA and the emerging space industry, the Commercial Leverage Model is accelerating the Emerging Space Industry’s development and will continue to for years to come.

Spend 60 minutes with Bruce Pittman learning the key elements of the Commercial Leverage Model CLM) and how it’s served as a successful business strategy foundation for companies like SpaceX, Orbital Science Corporation, and the NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo program (COTS). This free course is offered in partnership with the AIAA.

By the end you will:

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.


Bruce Pittman

Mr. Bruce Pittman is the president of Profit Engineering Technologies, Senior Vice President & Senior Operating Officer of the National Space Society, and is the Chief Systems Engineer for the NASA Space Portal. He has been involved in high technology product development, project management and system engineering for over 30 years. He spent 11 years working at the...[more]

Course Outline

Reading and Resources

Resources to learn more about the Commercial Leverage Model and the future of the emerging space industry.

  • Presentation slides (Download .pdf)
  • Lecture - The Commercial Leverage Model (1 hour 3 minutes) (Video - 01:03:05 hours)
  • Reading: Infrastructure Based Exploration – An Affordable Path To Sustainable Space Development (Download .pdf)
  • Reading: Developing Cislunar Space Using the COTS Model (Download .pdf)