NEW YORK — Scientists are increasingly interested in making use of private space capabilities, including the promise of faster and less expensive space missions, but are struggling to identify funding to make those missions possible.

At the two-day Dawn of Private Space Science 2017 conference at Columbia University here, researchers said they saw increasing benefits of working with the private sector on missions and experiments once solely in the realm of government agencies, in part to enable to them to carry out those missions faster than using a traditional government approach.

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