The Human Spaceflight Committee, chaired by Norman Augustine, has just released their Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Summary Report which will be followed by a final report to be issued at a future date. A copy of the report is available from the NSS Space Policy Library.
The first sentence of the report is not encouraging: “The U.S. human spaceflight program appears to be on an unsustainable trajectory. It is perpetuating the perilous practice of pursuing goals that do not match allocated resources.” Of particular interest is section 3: FUTURE DESTINATIONS FOR EXPLORATION.
NSS would be interested in knowing your thoughts on the content of the report. Please download the PDF Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Summary Report, give it a read and post your comments here.
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Ad Astra, Jim Plaxco, NSS Director