SpaceX CEO and NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine of Hawthorne's SpaceX headquarters today announced the launch of the commercial crew launcher with the agency. During the remarks that outlined the current state of the program and the next steps, Musk reiterated twice that NASA can freely share the intellectual property that it develops in collaboration with the agency.
+ Part of the event, Musk said the findings gained by SpaceX from the Crew Dragon Parachute Development Program can be shared with anyone who wants it – SpaceX is working on its third major iteration of the used parachutes to ensure the safe return of the crew capsule to earth.
"I told Jim very clearly that SpaceX data should not be considered proprietary," Musk said during the remarks. "It can be used by any of our competitors […]. No fee.
Later, he repeated what he meant by literally lying on the table every spaceX space that NASA is free to distribute at will.
"I want to make it clear that NASA can share all our IPs with IP Everyone NASA wants, "Musk said. Bridentstine responded that the agency really appreciates this freedom, but that it does have limits on this potential transfer.
"There are intellectual property rights that we can not share with people or countries. That would not interest us. "That's why it's important that partners secure their entire information technology and take protective measures.