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Integrating national space visions

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dc.contributor.author Sherwood, Brent
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-13T16:43:28Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-13T16:43:28Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-01
dc.identifier.citation 57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain, October 1, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-2892
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40256
dc.description.abstract This paper examines value proposition assumptions for various models nations may use to justify, shape, and guide their space programs. Nations organize major societal investments like space programs to actualize national visions represented by leaders as investments in the public good. The paper defines nine “vision drivers” that circumscribe the motivations evidently underpinning national space programs. It then describes 19 fundamental space activity objectives (eight extant and eleven prospective) that nations already do or could in the future use to actualize the visions they select. Finally the paper presents four contrasting models of engagement among nations, and compares these models to assess realistic pounds on the pace of human progress in space over the coming decades. The conclusion is that orthogonal engagement, albeit unlikely because it is unprecedented, would yield the most robust and rapid global progress. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 166368 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject international en
dc.subject space programs en
dc.subject visions en
dc.subject cooperations en
dc.subject space futures en
dc.title Integrating national space visions en
dc.type Preprint en


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