Articles Tagged: space exploration

Space Exploration Policy

Eric Sterner, a Fellow at the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses U.S. space exploration policy.

Sterner on the Role of Prestige in US Space Policy

Eric Sterner, a fellow at the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses the importance of prestige in space exploration policy.

Five Myths About NASA

This year marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s speech announcing plans to send Americans to the moon — and marks the end of the space shuttle program. Today, many Americans have no memory of the moon landing, and NASA isn’t a source of pride but a budget line that needs to be […]

Managing the Space Domain

Debates over space policy typically concern three themes: national security, civil space and commercial space. National security discussions have historically focused on threats to space systems and the proper steps to either preclude, or respond to, those threats. Over the past several years, however, those discussions have grown more sophisticated, moving on to the broader […]

Tending the Forge of American Space Power

American culture has long had a fascination with outer space. President John F. Kennedy described it as “this new ocean,” and words like “destiny” and “frontier” are frequently used to characterize America’s relationship to it. Hollywood and the media often approach it with a sense of wonder, humility, and even a bit of fear. From […]

Heavy Lift: A Pillar of American Space Flight

Among the many questions that have arisen as the nation considers the future of the exploration is — should the U.S. invest in propulsion capabilities to travel beyond low earth orbit now or later?

In space, no one hears you flip-flop

When President Obama arrives in Florida today for his space summit, he will bring considerable baggage with him. When running in the primaries to be the Democratic nominee, he promised to cancel the space-shuttle replacement program, known as Constellation, to pay for new education initiatives. As a candidate in the general election, he famously changed […]

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