WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — NASA was also planning to launch a new series of reconnaissance and exploration missions in the lunar orbit and working with international partners during the decade of the 2020s, he added.
"In three-four years from now we are going to migrate out of low earth orbit (LEO), Bolden told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Wednesday. "That's where the commercial entities really come in."
"We don't carry cargo to space any more. We contract with companies to do it [such as] Space X [and] Orbital ATK."