Come And Get `Em: Space Technologies From Europe

The U. S. space agency, NASA, helps its contractors commercialize space research, which has led to such products as no-stick cookware. But the 1,000-odd contractors of the 25-year-old European Space Agency have never enjoyed coordinated help in spinning off their technology. Nothing prevented European companies from commercializing their innovations. It's just that without a clearing house, few have tried.

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